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Mr John Timmons: I hope the hon. Member for Willesden, East (Mr. Skeet) will excuse me if I do not follow him. I want to confine myself to the situation in the Scottish coalfields. In an earlier debate, I stated that when the Scottish Division of the National Coal Board was set up in Scotland it was only a transfer of the Fife Coal Company from Cowdenbeath to Edinburgh. As time has progressed I have become...
Mr John Timmons: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is estimated that the new maternity hospital at Bells-hill is likely to be completed.
Mr John Timmons: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in 1953 a decision was taken to go ahead with this hospital? Is he aware that it has taken a considerable time to get it completed, and can he give any reason for the delay?
Mr John Timmons: asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of school leavers this year in the north Lanarkshire area who are still unemployed.
Mr John Timmons: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that that is only the figure of those who are presently registering with the Youth Employment Committee? Is he aware that many of the young people get fed up and decide not to sign the youth employment register, and that this situation is more acute in north Lanarkshire than in other parts of the country?
Mr John Timmons: asked the Minister of Labour how many boys who trained in the pre-apprenticeship courses in Lanarkshire and finished in June last have found apprenticeships.
Mr John Timmons: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his predecessor convened a conference of trade unions, employers and education authorities early in the year and outlined a scheme for the training of these young people who have still not found occupations? Is he aware that I understand from the chairman of the Lanarkshire Education Authority that Lanarkshire is preparing for further education for these...
Mr John Timmons: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will expedite the starting of a new Roman Catholic school at Carmyle.
Mr John Timmons: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that answer, although it is a rather belated one. Is he aware that seven years ago the Lanarkshire Education Committee promised the parents of the children in this area a school within two years? Is he further aware that I raised this matter in February, 1959, when I was promised that a start would be made within six months. According to a letter which I...
Mr John Timmons: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) when he expects that the former naval store buildings at Carfin, in Lanarkshire, will be ready to be let for industrial purposes; (2) what progress has been made in the effort to find tenants for the former naval store buildings at Carfin, in Lanarkshire.
Mr John Timmons: asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty (1) if he will state the name of the whisky firm at present occupying the Admiralty buildings at Carfin. Lanarkshire; (2) if he will state the price at which the Admiralty buildings at Carfin, Lanarkshire, are to be sold for the purpose of whisky storage.
Mr John Timmons: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to apply closing orders or demolition orders to property at Burhill, Springboig.
Mr John Timmons: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many of these houses have been abandoned and that the chief sanitary inspector for Lanarkshire is rather restricted in providing alternative accommodation for these people until Lanarkshire County Council provides housing accommodation? Will he do something to try to speed up the allocation by Lanarkshire County Council of houses to meet the needs of...
Mr John Timmons: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can give a starting date for a new Roman Catholic school at Carmyle, Lanarkshire.
Mr John Timmons: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the education authority promised, four and a half years ago, that a school would be built there within three years? Further, is he aware that the 230 children concerned have to cross a road where there is no speed limit, to get to a school which is two miles away? Is not that a rather serious situation?
Mr John Timmons: I do not propose to follow the speech of the hon. Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Nabarro), as I think that hon. Members are becoming dizzy with statistics. I propose to deal with various other aspects of the matter, aspects which will affect seriously the everyday life of the people of Scotland. I think that right hon. and hon. Members will very well remember that I never did find myself in...
Mr John Timmons: asked the President of the Board of Trade what prospects he has for finding a tenant to take over a large factory building now standing empty at Carlisle Road, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
Mr John Timmons: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there have been five different firms in this factory since the end of the war and that during the war 3,000 people were employed in it? Will he use the powers he has to requisition the factory, or take other measures, to ensure substantial employment in it?
Mr John Timmons: asked the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has to utilise the empty factory space now standing at Carfin Industrial Estate, Lanarkshire.
Mr John Timmons: Is the hon. Member aware that this industrial estate has never served the purpose for which it was intended—that of providing substantial employment? Is he aware that in the same area almost 500,000 sq. ft. of Admiralty factory space is becoming available? Surely something can be done to send firms to an area where the unemployment rate is between 9 and 10 per cent.