§ Major McCallum
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that there is a large area of terra-cotta clay situated on the southern shores of Loch Creran, near Shian Ferry; and if he will refer the matter to the Scottish Council on Industry to make inquiries into the possibility of developing the use of this material for building purposes.
The Building Materials Committee of the Scottish Council on Industry is at present engaged, in co-operation with the Geological Survey, on a comprehensive investigation of brick clay deposits in Scotland with a view to the expansion of the brickmaking industry. In the course of their investigations the Committee will be examining the material to which the hon. Member refers.