HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c1280
22. Miss Herbison

asked the President of the Board of Trade when work will commence on the second advance factory in Scotland.

Mr. Maudling

As the Parliamentary Secretary said in answer to the hon. Member for Anglesey (Mr. C. Hughes) on 12th July, no decision has yet been reached about building further advance factories. I am keeping the matter under review.

Miss Herbison

How soon does the Minister expect to be able to give a decision on that matter? Does he not realise that if what the Scottish Council (Development and Industry) believes and what he himself said in answer to the Question put by my hon. Friend is true, that there will be firms looking for factory space, the Government should be getting on with the building of those factories and employing some of the unemployed building trade workers?

Mr. Maudling

I agree that I think the case is a strong one, and I hope to be able to do something fairly soon.