§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Minister of Technology which advance factory in Scotland has now been standing completed and unlet for three years; what has been the total cost to date, including the cost of land, of this factory to public funds; what is the current level of maintenance costs; and to what factors he attributes the failure to find a tenant for it.
§ Mr. Varley
The unlet factory is at Port Glasgow. I cannot disclose the cost of individual factories but the maintenance of the premises has cost £1,020. For technical reasons the factory is not suitable for the full range of industry, but three applications have been received from industrialists and are under consideration. I hope that it will soon be possible to allocate the factory.