Refinery Project, Hampshire

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7 May 1959.

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Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen 12:00, 7 May 1959

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that 17,250 trade unionists in south-east Hampshire have recently signed a petition urging the Government to do all they can to bring the Caltex refinery proposals into operation? Is he aware that they would mean work for 1,500 constructional and building workers for two years and thereafter work for 400 workers in permanence? Will the right hon. Gentleman use his influence with the Caltex Company to bring this refinery to a place in Hampshire which is badly in need of work of all kinds?