HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 c531
69. Lord John Hope

asked the President of the Board of Trade, with reference to industrial development in the development area of the county of Midlothian, why the site at Camps Quarry, which had been approved by the Department of Health for Scotland, was not acquired; and whether factory construction has started yet anywhere in the area.

Sir S. Cripps

The owner, having levelled, ploughed and seeded the site for agricultural use, is unwilling to sell. The employment needs of this district are therefore being met by the construction of seven new industrial buildings on other sites, of which I am sending the noble Lord a list. Building operations on four of these have already started. In addition, a Government factory erected during the war at Broxburn has been allocated for civilian production.