HC Deb 22 May 1972 vol 837 c248W
46. Mr. Armstrong

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what inquiries he has had from prospective tenants for vacant advance factories on the Crook and Meadowfield industrial estates; and what steps he is taking to provide further male employment in the West Durham area.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Since November, 1970, the two Crook factories have been suggested to seven firms and the Meadowfield factory to one firm. We will continue to do all we can to find suitable occupants. However, the main and immediate hope for the area must be in the working through of the measures announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget Statement and by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State in Cmnd. 4942.