Peterlee (Industrial Undertakings)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Easington 12:00 am, 12th December 1957

Is not this most unsatisfactory? Surely the right hon. Gentleman will take into consideration the plight of this area and the need for some new industry. This is a rapidly developing area with a population now estimated at 11,000, which is expected to rise to 20,000 in the next few years. Surely something can be done to encourage manufacturers to go there.