Polaris Submarine Depot, Faslane

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1966.

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Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire 12:00 am, 1st August 1966

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works how much money has now been spent on the Polaris submarine Missile depot near Faslane; and if he will state the estimated amount to be spent on roads, sewers, buildings, etc., before the depot is completed.

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

About £3 million has been spent on the Royal Naval Armament Depot at Coulport out of a total estimate of £5 million.

Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire

Can my hon. Friend say whether there is any possibility of a freeze on the activity connected with Polaris submarines during the financial crisis? Will he convey to his right hon. Friends that people in Scotland wonder why they have the impertinence to ask local authorities to economise when they are going ahead with useless expenditure of this sort?

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

I am sure that my hon. Friend's remarks will be noted, but one of the good things about the situation is that the building industry is doing very well in Scotland and is able to cope.