§ 58. Miss Devlin
asked the Minister of Technology what account is taken of the previous trading history and pattern of labour relations of firms applying for public funds and special facilities for establishing and developing new factories.
§ Mr. Varley
The Ministry's Advisory Committee, which investigates the financial prospects of most applicants for financial assistance under the Local Employment Acts, takes account of their trading history and, if relevant to this investigation, of the pattern of labour relations, as do the industrial estates corporations in investigating the financial standing of firms seeking to rent Ministry of Technology factories.