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Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st February 1972.

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Photo of Mr Nicholas Edwards Mr Nicholas Edwards , Pembrokeshire 12:00 am, 21st February 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will ask the Welsh Council to consider whether the designs of Government factories are suitable for potential users in rural areas.

Photo of Mr Peter Thomas Mr Peter Thomas , Hendon South

No, Sir. I do not think it would be appropriate to do so.

Photo of Mr Nicholas Edwards Mr Nicholas Edwards , Pembrokeshire

While thanking my right hon. and learned Friend for that not very encouraging reply and while understanding the desirability of building factories that can be used for a wide variety of different occupants, may I ask whether he is aware that in many small rural towns and villages in Wales the need is for the type of factory with a low roof so that the building can be easily heated and can be used for assembly jobs? Will he consult his right hon. Friend at the Department of Trade and Industry on this matter?

Photo of Mr Peter Thomas Mr Peter Thomas , Hendon South

Yes, Sir. I have taken note of what my hon. Friend said and I will certainly bring his comments to the attention of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.