Sunderland Trading Estates (Firms)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th December 1953.

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Photo of Mr Paul Williams Mr Paul Williams , Sunderland South 12:00 am, 8th December 1953

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what requests for assistance have been made to his Department recently by firms wishing to move to the Trading Estate in Sunderland; and with what results.

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

There has been one such application to the Development Areas Treasury Advisory Committee. It is still under consideration, and I cannot anticipate the recommendation of the Committee.

Photo of Mr Paul Williams Mr Paul Williams , Sunderland South

Is my right hon. Friend aware of the need for a sense of urgency in this matter, as I believe the firm which applied to the Development Areas Treasury Advisory Committee is in fact a clothing firm which can take over labour released from the previous factory?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

Yes, Sir, I am aware of the urgency, and the hon. Member's Question brings it further to my attention.