HC Deb 21 February 1963 vol 672 cc82-3W
Mr. Oswald

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) how many civil engineering projects were submitted to him recently by the Scottish Industrial Estates Corporation; and whether he will list the industrial estates, with the amounts proposed for each project;

(2) if he will give a list of the industrial estates in Scotland where the Scottish Controller has amended the proposals submitted for civil engineering projects by the Scottish Industrial Estates Corporation.

(3) if he will state the amounts approved in principle for civil engineering projects proposed by the Scottish Industrial Estates Corporation; and why some projects will not receive any grant whilst others are to receive amounts inadequate to carry out the plans as orginally submitted.

Mr. Erroll

It would be contrary to practice to give details of discussions that take place between the Board of Trade and their management corporations. The civil engineering work referred to was originally proposed by the Board of Trade, not as these questions imply, by the Industrial Estates Management Corporation for Scotland. The Board's aim is to carry out immediately all the site work that can usefully be done on Board of Trade estates in Scotland provided it can be completed within six months and will be of benefit within a reasonably short time. All the specific schemes in this category have already been approved; some other longer term schemes will be approved in due course.

The expenditure so far approved under this programme amounts in total to about £300,000 and covers work on the following estates:—

Blantyre. Port Glasgow.
Carntyne. Queenslie.
Coatbridge. Vale of Leven.
Donibristle. Dundee.
Kilwinning. Newhouse.
Larkhall. Carfin.