HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 c591
2. Mr. Dalyell

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if, in view of the 9 per cent. unemployment rate in the area, he will visit Bathgate in the near future.

Mr. M. Stewart

No, Sir; but I hope to visit Scotland in the new year.

Mr. Dalyell

In view of the improved employment percentage, will my right hon. Friend agree that it is now up to individual firms to take advantage of the cash grant scheme and the off-the job adult retraining scheme announced yesterday by the Minister of Labour? Will the Government make sure that these good schemes are fully publicised, in the right quarters?

Mr. Stewart

Yes, indeed.

Forward to