§ 23. Mr. G. Campbell
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will make an official fact-finding tour of the north of Scotland.
§ Mr. G. Campbell
Will the right hon. Gentleman make a tour soon, because it is clear that he and his Department have no conception of the impact of the Selective Employment Tax upon this largely non-manufacturing area or of the effects of increases in transport costs over the last three years, now to be increased even more by proposals in the Transport Bill?
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
If the Minister organises such a fact-finding tour, will he pay particular attention to the lack of communications between North-East Scotland and the markets of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Norway and Russia?
§ Mr. Noble
Will the right hon. Gentleman realise that it is of the greatest importance to people in Scotland that other Members of the Cabinet should visit and find out for themselves what is happening there? We are not very satisfied that the Secretary of State for Scotland is representing us in the Cabinet.