HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 c237
46. Mr. Mapp

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Ministry of Supply factory at Keb Lane, Oldham, has been vacant for some months; and if he will make a statement as to its future use.

Mr. J. Rodgers

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Aviation is at present negotiating with a firm interested in taking over the factory.

Mr. Mapp

May I ask the Minister if he will bear in mind the urgency of letting the factory, if at all possible, in view of difficulties arising out of the Cotton Industry Act which will be with us in a few weeks' time?

Mr. Rodgers

Certainly, we will bear all these things in mind. The Board of Trade is co-operating with the Ministry of Aviation in trying to find a suitable tenant.