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Volume 648: debated on Friday 10 November 1961

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements he is making for industrial expansion in Fife to absorb men who lose their jobs in the coal industry.

The Board of Trade are in close touch with the National Coal Board about their proposals to close certain pits in Fife and will continue to make full use of the powers available under the Local Employment Act to steer new industry to the County and to assist industrial expansion in those parts which are Development Districts.