§ 17. Mrs. Mann
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the Government-built factory of Weir Housing Corporation is now employing less than a third of its former numbers; and, as this factory was built to give diversity of employment locally, what steps he is taking to utilise the advantages that this factory offers, particularly in housing components.
§ Mr. Nixon Browne
The Weir Housing Corporation, like other firms engaged in the manufacture of components for houses, have full opportunities of competing for contracts to be let by local authorities and other public bodies. Subject to the price being reasonable, my right hon. Friend is ready to approve any proposals submitted to him by such bodies involving the use of this firm's resources.