HC Deb 12 December 1949 vol 470 cc2340-1
19. Mr. Mathers

asked the Minister of Works why his promise, made to Bathgate Town Council, that a start would be made in November with the provision of a new food office for West Lothian, has not been carried out; whether he is aware that the inconvenience involved is more than ever resented; and what he now proposes to do to remedy the position.

Mr. Key

The delay in starting this project is due to the review of the building programme necessitated by the cuts in capital investment. It has now been decided that the project will go on and tenders for the work are in course of examination.

Mr. Mathers

Does that mean that the project will be completed within the time previously indicated?

Mr. Key

I am afraid I could not give that assurance, but I hope so.