HC Deb 25 July 1963 vol 681 cc1749-50
4. Mr. Dempsey

asked the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has for establishing a new industrial estate in North Lanarkshire; what sites are under construction; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs involved.

Mr. Erroll

I have nothing to add to the replies given to the hon. Member's Questions on 18th July and 10th May.

Mr. Dempsey

Is the Minister aware that a Sunday newspaper has already written a full story about a site selected by the Board of Trade for new industries which it is estimated will employ 12,000 people? Is is not unfair to Members of Parliament that this information should be available to the newspapers and not to hon. Members concerned? Will the right hon. Gentleman have another look at this matter and state where it is intended to build an industrial estate, and take into consideration the fact that it is well known in mid-Lanarkshire that different land proprietors are in the process of selling land for new development in North Lanarkshire?

Mr. Erroll

I have not seen that newspaper report and I should be grateful if the hon. Member would let me know in what paper it appeared so that I may study it. I am anxious to inform hon. Members as soon as possible of details of proposals.

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