HC Deb 27 November 1972 vol 847 cc8-9W
50. Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to attract new industry to the Consett and Stanley special development areas of County Durham, in view of the current levels of unemployment.

Mr. Chataway

There is evidence that the measures under the Industry Act are beginning to have an impact on the Northern Region. The Department will continue to do everything possible to foster interest being shown in industrial development in the Consett travel-to-work area.