HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc628-9
5. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Prime Minister if he has yet arranged to see the Scottish Trades Union Congress about the industrial situation in Scotland.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and myself will be seeing representatives of the Scottish Trades Union Congress on 28th November.

Mr. Campbell

When the Prime Minister sees them, will he take very seriously the likely effects of the squeeze on the industrial areas of Scotland and the ill effects of the Selective Employment Tax on the rural areas?

The Prime Minister

When I see the Scottish T.U.C. representatives we shall take very seriously, as was done also when my right hon. Friend saw them a few weeks ago, all questions affecting industrial development and employment in Scotland.