Brandon and Byshottles

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th May 1963.

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Photo of Sir David Price Sir David Price , Eastleigh 12:00 am, 16th May 1963

My right hon. Friend would not be justified in adding the Durham Employment Exchange Area (of which Brandon and Byshottles form part) to the list of development districts, since the rate of unemployment there is well below that prevailing in development districts. But he is aware of the importance of coal mining in these places and will continue to watch the position.