Coal Industry (Closed Workshops)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1972.

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Photo of Mr Edwin Wainwright Mr Edwin Wainwright , Dearne Valley 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

Does the Under-Secretary realise that that is a most disappointing reply? Is he aware that in the Dearne Valley over the past few years several factories have closed? The Aldon Engineering Works, Priestley's clothing factory and the Manvers Main workshop are the latest. When will the Government stop closing factories in Dearne Valley? Is it not time the Government declared Dearne Valley a development district rather than an intermediate area?