HC Deb 05 May 1960 vol 622 cc99-100W
Mr. Steele

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what plans he has for carrying out works in the Dunbartonshire area.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

So far as the Royal Navy are concerned, none. But plans are being developed for the construction of N.A.T.O. storage facilities in the Dunbartonshire area. Provided there are no changes in the plan, the approximate value of the contract will be £3,750,000. Bids will be invited under the usual N.A.T.O. procedure about mid July, 1960, with a view to starting work on a site in Glen Douglas next year. As the money to build the storage facilities will be provided by N.A.T.O., firms in all the 15 N.A.T.O. countries are elegible to apply to tender.