§ Miss Harvie Anderson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the moneys required from Government sources in order to establish an oil complex at Longhaugh Point; and how many jobs will arise from this particular initial installation.
§ Mr. Ross
The company's application for planning permission is presently the subject of a public inquiry. The company has stated that it expects to employ some 2,500 men during the construction period and to retain an operational staff of about 200. No estimate of probable assistance from Government sources can be made until applications have been considered by the Board of Trade; and in any event it is not the practice to disclose details of assistance to individual companies.