HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 c606
36. Mr. MacArthur

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement about the progress achieved in meeting the 1970 employment target set out in e White Paper, The Scottish Economy 1965–70.

Mr. Ross

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave the hon. Gentleman on 12th March.—[Vol. 779 c. 280.]

Mr. MacArthur

Is not the Secretary of State yet aware that there are now 35,000 fewer jobs in Scotland than four years ago?

Mr. Ross

I have already pointed out to the hon. Gentleman that in respect of the targets we have come well up to the provision of new jobs. I have also stated that we have been subjected to a far speedier rundown of the older industries of mining, railways, agriculture and the rest than was expected.

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