§ 60. Mr. ERSKINE HILL
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the recommendation made by the Commissioner of Special Areas in Scotland that an authoritative Scottish body should be set up to assist 36 development and research with a. view to the encouragement of Scottish industrial enterprises; and whether he proposes to take, or has taken, any steps to give effect to the recommendation?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I hope to be in a position to make a statement at an early date.
Will the right hon. Gentleman, in any steps he takes, bear in mind not only those areas which are specially scheduled as distressed areas, but those areas which, although not scheduled, are in a position of considerable distress?
§ Mr. HENDERSON STEWART
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider including in the terms of work of this body, in addition to economic and commercial matters, social and cultural matters that will be for the benefit of Scotland?