HC Deb 09 July 1957 vol 573 c28W
81. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the future prospects of industrial development in Glenrothes.

Mr. J. S. Maclay

Since my reply of 26th February to the hon. Member on this subject, the main events have been the start of production at the Rothes Pit, which will eventually employ some 2,300 men; and the decision of a firm manufacturing mining machinery to extend their activities to Glenrothes, affording potential employment for 400 persons. Negotiations about other projects are in progress.