Export Credits Department.
Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.
Sir Ronald Cross (Rossendale)
I have been asked to reply. The Department's organisation will be expanded as the conditions require. In particular, schemes are under consideration for the opening of additional branch offices at various provincial centres.
I can only say that the Department is considering the matter. There are at present four branches: Birmingham, Bradford, Glasgow and Manchester; and until further progress has been made on these schemes which are now under consideration I cannot say where new branch offices are likely to be situated.
Is Newcastle under consideration? Can I have an answer to that? It is rather important.