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Industrial Development, West Durham

Volume 720: debated on Tuesday 16 November 1965

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the

Goods liable to the Temporary Charge on Imports*Goods not liable to the Temporary Charge on Imports*
Valuemillion)Percentage change from a year earlierValuemillion)Percentage change from a year earlier
November and December
January to September
November, 1963 to September, 19641,4833,620
November, 1964 to September, 19651,499+1·13,742+3·4
* The figures given are not exact but represent a close approximation to the two categories.

continued contraction of the mining industry in West Durham, he will draw the attention of industrialists to vacant sites in the area where there is scope for considerable development; and if he will take the initiative by making an early allocation of an advance factory.

Officials will continue to draw the attention of industrialists to suitable sites in West Durham. The advance factory at Crook, announced a year ago, should be ready for occupation shortly, and every effort is being made to find a suitable tenant. It is too soon to add to the advance factory programme announced in September, but when the position is reviewed the claims of West Durham will be considered together with those of other development districts.