HC Deb 31 May 1938 vol 336 c1823
51. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is in a position to make a statement regarding the establishment of further trading estates in Scotland?

Mr. Colville

In the light of the response to the establishment of the industrial estate at North Hillington the Commissioner for the Special Areas recently purchased three sites in North Lanark-shire. The sites are at Carfin, Chapel-hall and Lark-hall, and comprise about 26, 15 and 11 ½ acres respectively. The planning and lay-out of these sites is being undertaken as rapidly as possible with a view to the erection of factories.

Mr. Mathers

Is the establishment of other trading estates elsewhere under consideration?

Mr. Colville

These are the only proposals before me at present.