HC Deb 12 December 1967 vol 756 cc121-2W
Mr. Eadie

asked the President of the Board of Trade in what areas of the Scottish coalfield 55 firms since the beginning of 1965 have decided to set up factories; and when the factories are expected to be fully manned.

Mr. Crosland

The employment exchange areas and groups in which, since the beginning of 1965, 55 firms have decided to set up factories in the Scottish coalfield are set out below. Forty of the factories have already commenced production, while the remaining schemes are at earlier stages. In view of the varying length of time which factories take to build up their full labour force it is not possible to say when the 55 schemes will be fully manned.

Glasgow Group Bathgate/Broxburn/East and West Calder
North Lanarkshire Group (including Shoots) Cowdenbeath/Inverkeithing/Dunfermline/Burntisland
Dalry/Kilbirnie Kirkcaldy/Glenrothes/Leven
Ayr/Troon Girvan
Cumnock Sanquhar

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