§ 14. Mr. Hamilton
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will have any formal meetings with local representatives in Fife when he visits that county on 11th August; and what discussions he will have with members of the Glenrothes Development Corporation on the need for more industry in the new town.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
My programme does not include any formal meetings with local representatives in Fife, but I shall be meeting representatives of the Glenrothes Development Corporation and will discuss with them any points they wish to raise.
§ Mr. Hamilton
While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply so far as it goes, may I ask him if he is not aware that Fife is one of the most important developing mining areas in the whole of the United Kingdom, and does he think that half a day out of a 10-day visit spent in Scotland is adequate for such an area?
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
I am quite satisfied about the full importance of Fife, but I would hope that hon. Members representing Scottish constituencies would not press me from all quarters of the House to extend my visit, for I should not get South of the Tweed at all.