§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that factory space in Donibristle Industrial Estate is available to potential industrialists at a lower rent than can be offered by Kirkcaldy Town Council; and if, in view of his previous assurances to 169W the council that they would not be required to compete unfairly with Donibristle, he will take steps to enable the council to let factory space at a similar rent to that offered at Donibristle.
§ Mr. Noble
No general comparison between rents on the Donibristle Industrial Estate and Kirkcaldy is possible because rents at Donibristle, while based on current market value, vary according to the size and the type of building concerned and the facilities which go with it.
I do, however, appreciate the possible difficulty with which Kirkcaldy could be faced and I will be ready to consider sympathetically any specific proposal which the Town Council might wish to put to me.