HC Deb 15 June 1955 vol 542 cc16-7W
Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now consider authorising advance factory building by Scottish Industrial Estates in areas threatened with economic or social decline due to the closure of collieries.

Mr. P. Thomeycroft

I am always ready to consider applications from industrialists for the building of Government-financed factories in such areas, but I do not consider that building in advance of demand is justified in present circumstances.