HC Deb 11 July 1961 vol 644 c34W
89. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will expedite and co-ordinate the building projects by public authorities in Dundee, including the new hospital, the trades college, the Tay Road Bridge and local authority building so as to end the present unemployment in the building force and keep it fully and steadily employed.

Mr. Maclay

I recognise that the building industry in Dundee is underemployed, but I am afraid that the essential preparatory work involved makes it impracticable to start either the Tay Road Bridge or the new hospital before 1963. The Trades College has however now started, and I will see that my Departments deal expeditiously with applications for authorisation of housing or other work by the town council.