§ 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.58W
The Government will then decide whether or not to undertake a full economic and technical study of one or more sites.