§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, with regard to his recent announcement concerning the introduction of new factories in Scotland, what steps are being taken to consider the claims of individual counties and boroughs for the establishment of such factories within their areas; in what manner these claims should be represented and to whom; and whether such claims from the county of Fife have been considered by him?
The Secretary-General to the Scottish Advisory Council on Industry is Mr. J. Gibson Kerr, W.S., 21, Castle Street, Edinburgh 2, to whom correspondence should be sent. The1096W various associations of local authorities, including the County Councils' Association, are all represented on the Advisory Council. I hope, and in this I have the support of the Council, that consideration will be given not so much to competition between areas for new businesses but more to the overriding Scots national interest.