HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c187
19. Mrs. Jean Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the total annual value of Scottish agricultural and fishing output; the total annual value of coal, iron and steel output; and the relationship of each, proportionately, to that of England.

Mr. Westwood

In 1944–45 the total value of Scottish agricultural output was £73,000,000, or 15.6 per cent, of the output of England and Wales. In 1945 the value as landed of all fish landed by British fishing vessels in Scotland was £7,676,173 or 44 per cent, of that landed in England. Questions regarding the total value of coal and iron and steel output are matters for my right hon. Friends the Minister of Fuel and Power, and the Minister of Supply.

Mrs. Mann

Could my right hon. Friend say if that is the reason why the Government are so "sweirt" to give Scotland Home Rule?