HC Deb 15 March 1960 vol 619 c1089
1. Mr. Dempsey

asked the President of the Board of Trade when the new advance factory at Coatbridge is likely to be completed; and if he has found a suitable tenant to occupy it.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. John Rodgers)

It is expected that the structure will be completed in August, 1960. A suitable tenant has not yet been found.

Mr. Dempsey

When looking for a suitable tenant, will the Minister bear in mind the need to induce someone who can provide reasonable employment for large numbers, in view of the high unemployment rate?

Mr. Rodgers

We will certainly bear that point in mind. At the present moment, unfortunately, we have no one really interested in it.