§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the proposal of an international consortium to establish a major chemical plant at Cowdenbeath, Fife; and whether, in view of the serious unemployment situation in that area, he will take all necessary steps to expedite progress in the establishment of the industry.
§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what inquiries he has received regarding the proposed establishment 362W of a major chemical plant in Fife by an international consortium; and if he will encourage the provision of this industry in view of the high unemployment position in Fife.
§ Mr. Kaufman
No international consortium has so far informed my Department of any plans to establish a major chemical plant at Cowdenbeath, Fife. With my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, I am always anxious to discuss proposals for new industrial projects in Scotland.