HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 cc460-1
21. Mr. MacArthur

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has now received the reporter's findings about the proposed new tyre factory near Perth: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Younger

My right hon. Friend has now received the reporter's recommendations and will announce his decision as soon as possible.

Mr. MacArthur

Is my hon. Friend aware that the continuing uncertainty about the factory has caused great anxiety in Perth and that his announcement today will be warmly welcomed? Can he give an assurance that there will be no further delay before a final announcement is made about the factory?

Mr. Younger

I am well aware of the anxiety there has been and of my hon. Friend's particular anxieties. I can assure him that the decision will be taken as soon as possible and that there will be no avoidable delay.

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