HC Deb 09 March 1966 vol 725 cc2083-4
12. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what effects the re-programming of investment by departments will have on his estimates for public investment in Scotland in the current year contained in paragraph 372 of the White Paper on the Scottish Economy, Command Paper No. 2864.

Mr. Ross

None, Sir. The estimates in the White Paper took full account of the effects of the policy which was introduced on 27th July last year and is now being continued in a more flexible form.

Mr. Campbell

Does not that mean that either the Chancellor's statement on 8th February was a sham, or the figures in the Scottish White Paper which was published earlier are entirely meaningless?

Mr. Ross

No, Sir. I think it means that the hon. Gentleman is not capable of comprehending what was said.