asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that negotiations for the sale of a site for the purpose of erecting a new factory in the northern area is being jeopardised owing to the delay in producing a district mineral valuer; and will he give an assurance that valuation which may result in providing employment in development areas will not in future be held up.
§ Mr. Willink
I am aware of the case in question, about which I have written to my hon. Friend informing her that the mineral valuer visited the area in question last Monday in order to deal with the matter. As I have explained, the district valuers are not on the staff of my Department, but I am assured that no avoidable delay occurs in dealing with these cases.