asked the President of the Board of Trade on what date he first received an application for grant to enable a company, the name of which has been sent to him, to set up a plant at the Whitehill Industrial Estate, West Lothian; and what action he has taken.
The company's application for building and plant and machinery grants under the Local Employment Acts was received by my Department on 18th March, 1966. As the plant and machinery had been ordered after 17th January, 1966, it was not eligible for a grant under the Local Employment Acts. This was made clear in the White Paper on Investment Incentives. As required by the 1960 Act, my Department has consulted the Board of Trade Advisory Committee about the building grant application and I understand that the Committee will consider it in the near future.