§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the President of the Board of Trade, (1) in view of his policy of assisting and encouraging the industrial development of the City of Aberdeen, if he will specify in detail what steps he has taken during the last two months to that end;
(2) what stage has been reached in the negotiations with industrialists for working the Tullos Factory, Aberdeen; and when will this up-to-date and fullyequipped factory be completely utilised.
§ Sir S. Cripps
During the past two months we have secured the release of 69,000 square feet of requisitioned productive space involving 16 different premises and have investigated and recommended building licences for extensions and additions to existing factories to a total of£62,000. We have also allocated an 87,000 square feet factory to Tullos Ltd., a new company to be formed by Wilson and Lightbody Ltd., the wartime occupiers, and Scottish Agricultural Industries Ltd., for the production of agricultural machinery. Manufacture will start as soon as the necessary plant has been obtained and installed.