10 DECEMBER 1937, Page 3

The debate on the location of industry was a disappoint-

ment. Though their speeches were excellent in form neither the proposer and seconder of the Labour 'resolution nor the sponsors of the amendment really got to grips with the subject. Instead they involved themselves in a sterile controversy on the principle of State interference. It was left for Miss Megan Lloyd George, who incidentally has the most attractive delivery of any of the women members, to deal with the causes of the present maldistribution of industrial enterprise and to suggest immediate and practical remedies. Her insistence on the strategic dangers of the concentration of industry was unanswerable, and the figures she quoted regarding the location of aircraft-manufacturing works impressive. Liberty to put your factory where you like may have to be limited in a national emergency.