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Advance Factory, Sunderland

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th March 1968.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Willey Mr Frederick Willey , Sunderland North 12:00 am, 13th March 1968

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a further statement on the advance factory in Sunderland which at present is unoccupied.

Photo of Gwyneth Dunwoody Gwyneth Dunwoody , Exeter

Every effort, including advertising in the national Press, is being made to find a tenant for this factory.

Photo of Mr Frederick Willey Mr Frederick Willey , Sunderland North

In view of our present unemployment difficulties, which I am sure my hon. Friend appreciates, will she consider taking exceptional steps to advertise this vacancy and call attention to the excellence of this factory and the need to provide employment there?

Photo of Gwyneth Dunwoody Gwyneth Dunwoody , Exeter

We are very anxious to find tenants for all our advance factories. We sympathise with the situation in Sunderland, and are doing everything we can to help.