Stoke-on-Trent

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Ellis Smith Mr Ellis Smith , Stoke-on-Trent South 12:00 am, 23rd July 1959

asked the President of the Board of Trade what further action has been taken to introduce more industrial capacity within the City of Stoke-on-Trent and in North Staffordshire; what are the prospects for the municipal industrial sites, in particular the Newstead and Stoke sites; and to what extent consultations have taken place over the need for industrial development with the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

The Board of Trade has brought the facilities available in North Staffordshire to the attention of a number of industrialists. Two firms are starting small projects there, though not on the Newstead or Stoke sites. The Stoke-on-Trent City Council has not asked for any consultations.

Photo of Mr Ellis Smith Mr Ellis Smith , Stoke-on-Trent South

Will the President of the Board of Trade ask his regional officers to get in touch with the city council officers on this matter?