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Post-War Industries (County Durham)

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is the intention of the Government to extend the existing trading estates and factory sites in the county of Durham; and whether a survey of the county has been made with a view to the establishment of factories and new industries where there are large populations to meet the post-war situation and to provide against long-term unemployment?

As I stated on Tuesday last, in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies), the extension of trading estates and the early release of Government factories for peace-time production in particular areas are among the measures now under consideration by His Majesty's Government. The investigations, of which I informed my hon. Friend on 8th June, have included the county of Durham.