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.
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.