HC Deb 15 July 1958 vol 591 c1005
47. Mrs. Mann

asked the Prime Minister if, in taking into consideration economic and other questions regarding the siting of the steel strip mill, he will also have regard to strategic defence and dispersal, so that such a large capital investment shall not be placed in close proximity to others of a similar character.

The Prime Minister

Her Majesty's Government are taking every relevant consideration into account.

Mrs. Mann

Will the Prime Minister have some regard for the people of Wales and not expose them to this danger by having four steel strip mills all in their little territory? Will he remember that we in Scotland are quite willing to take the risk of having at least one?

The Prime Minister

I am very grateful for that disinterested advice.

Mr. Woodburn

May we have the right hon. Gentleman's pledge that all circumstances will be taken into account, not merely the economic ones, but the social and other factors as well?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir, every relevant consideration.