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 Mr John Ainsley Mr John Ainsley , North West Durham 12:00 am, 16th May 1963

The hon. Gentleman will be aware of visiting the neighbouring urban district on the occasion of the inauguration of an advance factory there. This urban district is contiguous, almost identical in size and population and is dependent on what were mining industries. Its only sin is that it does not come into the same employment exchange area. If it is unrealistic to deal only with parts of the Tyneside area, can the Parliamentary Secretary tell me why it is realistic to deal differently with two urban districts which are affected by the same problems? One has been scheduled as a development district since the Local Employment Act came into force, but the other has not been so dealt with.