HC Deb 22 January 1964 vol 687 c1076
26. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on what precise date the first 45 houses in the scheme of 270 at Livingston Station will now be ready for occupation.

Mr. G. Campbell

I understand that the first 45 houses may not now be completed until August of this year. A precise date cannot be given.

Mr. Dalyell

Why was a different Answer given on 20th November?

Mr. Campbell

This programme was delayed for two reasons; firstly, the ban on overtime in the building industry and, secondly, the exceptionally wet weather in November which severely handicapped earth-moving equipment. Efforts are being made to catch up on lost time.

Mr. Dalyell

Was not the wet weather in November known on 20th November?