§ Mr. Younger
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any industrial sites in Ayrshire were visited by his 71W Department with a view to establishing their suitability for the Royal Mint; on what dates such visits were made; and what were the conclusions drawn.
§ Mr. Darling
My Department already had a comprehensive list of suitable Scottish industrial sites, including sites in Ayrshire, which had been examined. It was then not necessary for my Department to pay any visits to sites in Ayrshire for this particular purpose.