HC Deb 09 May 1961 vol 640 cc193-4
3. Mr. Manuel

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the total cost of site preparation and servicing of Kilwinning industrial estate in the constituency of Central Ayrshire.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. Niall Macpherson)


Mr. Manuel

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this site was prepared and serviced during the period of office of the Labour Government, which also provided the one factory which is as yet on the site? Would not it be a good thing if the Board of Trade were to follow the excellent example of Irvine Town Council, by providing suitable buildings on the rest of this industrial estate, ensuring that they are utilised in the way in which the council has utilised its buildings in the area? Would not this attract industrialists from over a wide area?

Mr. Macpherson

I will take note of that suggestion. The original factory is now being extended to accommodate about double the number of workers.