HC Deb 13 July 1960 vol 626 cc1369-70
4. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether there has been any recent progress in the disposal of the former Donibristle Royal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard to an industrial undertaking.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

We have not yet found a purchaser for this site, but there are now several possible purchasers showing a definite interest.

Mr. Hamilton

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that that is a satisfactory Answer so far as it goes? Does he appreciate that the site has been available for a very long time? Failing these offers, would he consider using the excellent facilities of the Central Office of Information for publicising this and other available sites in order to attract industrialists?

Mr. Orr-Ewing

We will certainly consider any methods of publicising the availability of this property for disposal. In this way, I am grateful for the hon. Member's Question, which gives further publicity to the need to find a good buyer.