Cummins Diesel Engine Company, Shotts

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th November 1960.

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Photo of Miss Peggy Herbison Miss Peggy Herbison , Lanarkshire North 12:00 am, 29th November 1960

asked the President of the Board of Trade when the extension at Cummins Diesel Engine Company, Shotts, will commence.

Photo of Mr Niall Macpherson Mr Niall Macpherson , Dumfriesshire

We are awaiting confirmation from the company of its acceptance of the detailed plans for this extension Until this is received I am unable to say when work will start.

Photo of Miss Peggy Herbison Miss Peggy Herbison , Lanarkshire North

Has the hon. Gentleman any idea when this confirmation will be received, and can he give me a guarantee that immediately it is received work on this extension will begin?

Photo of Mr Niall Macpherson Mr Niall Macpherson , Dumfriesshire

With regard to the second point, I would hope that that would be so. With regard to the first point, confirmation is required, of course, by the American parent company.