HC Deb 31 October 1945 vol 415 c424
70. Mr. McKie

asked the President of the Board of Trade the reason for the refusal of his Department to grant a licence for the establishment of the proposed carpet factory at Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. Ellis Smith)

I am looking into his matter and will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

Mr. McKie

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this refusal caused widespread dissatisfaction amongst a number of people who had confidently looked forward to this industry being established; and will he convey this to the right hon. Gentleman and ask him to reconsider it?

Mr. Ellis Smith

We are quite aware of that. We have sent an urgent message to the Regional Controller.