Industrial Development

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he intends to take under his statutory powers to maintain and extend the industrial development of the city of Aberdeen.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

I have no statutory powers to maintain and extend the industrial development of the City of Aberdeen, but, in pursuance of the Government's general policy, the Board of Trade will endeavour to assist and encourage industry in that district.

Photo of Mr Tom Williamson Mr Tom Williamson , Brigg

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has considered the establishment of new industry in Barton-on-Humber; and what steps are being taken, to provide industrial prospects for the juvenile population and to provide against unemployment which was experienced in this area prior to the war.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

A proposal to this end is at present under consideration. My officers will take advantage of any opportunity offered to encourage the establishment of new industry in this district.