§ 9. Mr. Boyden
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many industrial development certificates have been issued in the Bishop Auckland district since 7th March, 1960.
§ Mr. J. Rodgers
One industrial development certificate was issued for this area from 7th March to 5th May, 1960.
§ Mr. Boyden
Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that 2,000 of my constituents are unemployed and have been for a considerable time owing to the contraction in the coal industry and in the railway industry in my constituency, and does not he think that his Answer is totally unsatisfactory?
§ Mr. Rodgers
More remains to be done, I agree. In addition to the recent issue, three industrial building schemes are under construction and the expected total employment from the four schemes, one of which is Government-financed, should be about 470 jobs.