Tullos Factory. Aberdeen

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will yet specify in detail the future of Tullos factory, Aberdeen, the complete use of which is necessary to diminish future unemployment in that city.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

The Board of Trade is at present negotiating with industrialists who have applied for this factory, and it is hoped to make an announcement in the near future.

Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North

Is the Minister in a position to say how many workers continue to be employed in this factory?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

Not until the negotiations are completed.

Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North

Can the Minister give any assurance that the number of workers who have been employed up to the present will not be decreased?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

Obviously in view of my answer I cannot say anything further at the moment.