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Jarrow And Hebburn

Volume 649: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1961

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that unemployment in Jarrow and Hebburn has for many years never been less than double the national average; and what steps he is taking to provide additional employment in the area.

Yes. As to the second part of the Question, the area is a development district in which the facilities of the Local Employment Act are available and I shall continue to do all I can to encourage new development there. I hope that the advance factory which is being built between South Shields and Jarrow will be an added inducement to industry to go to the area.