HC Deb 12 March 1959 vol 601 c1438
23. Mr. Hannan

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is still his intention to develop the land at Balmore, Glasgow, as an industrial estate; how long this ground has been in his Department's possession; and from what bodies he has received inquiries about it.

Sir D. Eccles

There are no immediate development plans for this site, part of which was acquired in 1952 and the remainder in the following year. Although a number of industrialists have seen the site none so far has considered it acceptable. We have suggested to the Glasgow Corporation that it might acquire the land.

Mr. Hannan

In view of the failure of the Government in past years to provide for such eventualities as the problem of growing unemployment which now confronts Glasgow, will the Government now afford every facility to Glasgow to make use of this site for the decanting of industry in the overspill plan?

Sir D. Eccles

We have suggested to the Glasgow Corporation that it should take over this site for the re-location of industry as a result of its planning.