§ 44. Mr. Sloan
asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that extreme difficulty is experienced in securing sites for new industries in the Glasgow area; and will he call for a survey of Ayrshire, which is eminently suitable for industrial purposes, especially those that can be converted to peace-time industry?
§ The Minister of Supply (Sir Andrew Duncan)
I am not aware that any difficulty has been experienced in securing sites for Ministry of Supply factories in the Glasgow area. As regards the second part of the Question, I will convey the suggestion to my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.
§ Mr. Kenneth Lindsay
Will the right hon. Gentleman, in considering the matter, remember how much he owes to Ayrshire?
§ Mr. Woodburn
Will the right hon. Gentleman also, in considering the matter, bear in mind the report of the Committee on the Location of Industry, and that the diversion of a large number of new factories to Glasgow is going to recreate the problem which the intensification of industry has created in London?