HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 cc2180-1
35. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress he has made in the purchase of the site in Aberdeen for the advance factory announced by him last September; and if he will now specify the site and the use to which he plans to put it

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Douglas Jay)

I hope negotiations will shortly be concluded for the purchase of a 10-acre site on the Tullos Estate. This site will be large enough to accommodate both the advance factory announced last September and further factory development as required.

Mr. Hughes

Would my right hon. Friend expedite this matter, having regard to the fact that Aberdeen is a particularly attractive area and to the lack of unemployment, the housing facilities and general social amenities?

Mr. Jay

I agree with my hon. and learned Friend about Aberdeen. I am hopeful that the advance factory will start building next month, which begins tomorrow.