Light Industries, Barry

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th April 1954.

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Photo of Sir Raymond Gower Sir Raymond Gower , Barry 12:00 am, 8th April 1954

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take steps to encourage light industries to come to Barry, in order to meet problems due to the absence since the war of the large coal shipments upon which the prosperity of the town and port was based.

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

A considerable amount of new industry has been established in and near Barry since the war. We should be glad to see further suitable developments in the area, but we have also to consider the needs of other parts of the Development Area and what resources are available.