HC Deb 24 April 1968 vol 763 cc57-8W
65. Mr. Brewis

asked the Minister of Transport why the Stranraer-Cairnryan area has been omitted from the maritime industrial development areas being surveyed on behalf of his Department; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Marsh

This area was included in the consultants' preliminary study of possible sites, but did not meet the basic physical requirements for development as a maritime industrial area.

The Government Departments concerned and the National Ports Council have now asked the consultants to study six sites in greater detail; three meet the basic physical requirements, three almost do and deserve further consideration.

The Government will then decide whether or not to undertake a full economic and technical study of one or more sites.

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