§ 24. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received any approach from the manufacturers of the Dorran Aluminium 179 House; whether this type of house comes up to the required standard; and if he will make a statement.
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. McNeil)
At the beginning of this month I received a brochure which did not give the technical details necessary for a full examination of the firm's proposals. On Saturday, however, I received further particulars which are now being examined.
§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
Is not it true that no officer of the Minister's Department has been allowed to visit this house? Is it not the intention of the right hon. Gentleman to inform himself as fully as may be on this interesting proposition?
I think the hon. Gentleman is making an unwarranted assumption when he suggests that no officer has been allowed to visit this house. As to the second part of the supplementary question, I inform myself as fully as I can as the details are supplied to me, and the latest details only came in on Saturday after an extensive publicity campaign.