Coal Industry, Glenrothes (Housing)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th March 1957.

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Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West 12:00 am, 26th March 1957

In view of the accelerated demand for housing by the National Coal Board, does not the hon. Gentleman think it incumbent upon the Department to undertake urgent talks with the President of the Board of Trade with a view to the introduction of new light industries into the town? If it is not planned now, the stage will be reached when miners will simply not come in because there is no employment for their wives and families.