HC Deb 01 August 1966 vol 733 cc6-7
9. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works how much money has now been spent on the Polaris submarine Missile depot near Faslane; and if he will state the estimated amount to be spent on roads, sewers, buildings, etc., before the depot is completed.

Mr. Boyden

About £3 million has been spent on the Royal Naval Armament Depot at Coulport out of a total estimate of £5 million.

Mr. Hughes

Can my hon. Friend say whether there is any possibility of a freeze on the activity connected with Polaris submarines during the financial crisis? Will he convey to his right hon. Friends that people in Scotland wonder why they have the impertinence to ask local authorities to economise when they are going ahead with useless expenditure of this sort?

Mr. Boyden

I am sure that my hon. Friend's remarks will be noted, but one of the good things about the situation is that the building industry is doing very well in Scotland and is able to cope.

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