HC Deb 17 March 1959 vol 602 cc203-4
43. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the granting of permission to Glenrothes Development Corporation to build five advance factories.

Mr. J. N. Browne

These small advance factory units of 2,400 square feet each are similar in scale and purpose to those which have been approved from time to time in all the Scottish New Towns. They are intended for letting to smaller firms and service industries.

Mr. Hamilton

Can the hon. Gentleman hold out any hope that, when these factories are built, they will be occupied forthwith? Can the hon. Gentleman say on what basis their building is being financed?

Mr. Browne

They are financed in the ordinary way out of the New Towns funds. They are not so much factories as small workshops, and they will all be occupied.