Dundee Development Area

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16 July 1959.

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Photo of Mr George Thomson Mr George Thomson , Dundee East 12:00, 16 July 1959

Is the President of the Board of Trade aware that this is a case, not of trying to bring employment from outside into a Development Area, but of a firm inside a Development Area proposing to develop outside it; and that it is very much a test case of the Government's willingness to act decisively in the distribution-of-industry policy? Will he make every effort, when dealing with the application for an industrial development certificate, to persuade this firm to carry out its developments within the Development Area where, over the years, it has earned the capital that it will use for this present purpose?