§ Mr. N. Pentland
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the difficulties that have arisen in the acquisition of a site for the purpose of building an advance factory at Chester-le-Street; and what action he proposes to take in order to overcome such difficulties.
§ Mr. Erroll
The difficulty referred to in my reply to the hon. Member on 30th May is chiefly one of obtaining agreement with all the parties concerned. We are doing our utmost to come to a speedy settlement but to disclose the details would be a breach of confidence and might well add to the time taken.