HC Deb 20 February 1969 vol 778 cc755-6
24. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will make a statement on his official visit to Bath gate.

Mr. Shore

I have nothing to add to the reply given to my hon. Friend on 19th December by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Mr. Dalyell

When my right hon. Friend went to Bathgate, did he notice the remarkably improved industrial conditions in that part of Scotland, which are the direct result of the development policies of this Government, and will he reconsider the matter of tolls?

Mr. Shore

I am always prepared to hear from my hon. Friend on the subject of tolls. I was struck by the confident atmosphere which existed in Bathgate, and I was glad to see it and the improvement associated with it in the area.