HC Deb 17 February 1959 vol 600 cc188-9
41. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade what projects have been approved since 1st October, 1958, in the city and county of Aberdeen; what is their nature; where they are located; when each will be completed and in working order; and what and where is the Government-financed factory which has been extended since then.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

In Peterhead, a factory and an extension to a Government-financed factory. In Aberdeen, an extension to a factory. The last is due for completion next June. I cannot yet give completion dates for the two others.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister aware that these factories were intended to reduce the present abnormal unemployment in Aberdeen, city and county, but that they have not had that effect? What does he propose to do about it? Does he propose to subsidise further factories?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The City of Aberdeen and the Buckie-Peterhead area of Aberdeenshire are both on the D.A.T.A.C. list, and I hope that they will attract new industry.