HC Deb 06 July 1959 vol 608 c884
42. Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Supply what applications have been received in respect of the vacant large Government factory at Bardsey, Oldham and what steps have been taken to obtain suitable lettings.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. W. J. Taylor)

Two applications have been received and negotiations are about to start with the firm which would employ most labour.

Mr. Hale

I thank the Parliamentary Secretary for that reply- Will he bear in mind that Oldham Corporation is deeply concerned about this and is most anxious to have the fullest opportunity of cooperating in any arrangements that may be made and offering the fullest advantages to any tenant who would like to take over this factory, which is of very great importance to the town?

Mr. Taylor

I appreciate what the hon. Gentleman has said. I also appreciate the interest of Oldham Corporation, and I will see that every effort is made to keep the hon. Gentleman informed of progress in the matter.