HC Deb 18 December 1935 vol 307 cc1734-5

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the claims of the port of Leith will be favourably considered when Admiralty orders are being placed, keeping in mind that Leith, taken apart from Edinburgh, is one of the most distressed places in the country?


Firms in the Leith area are given every opportunity of tendering to the Admiralty for shipbuilding and repair work within their capacity, and any tenders submitted will receive full consideration.

Viscountess ASTOR

Is it not a new policy for the Labour party to ask for private enterprise to do the work of the National Government?