HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 cc1357-8
16. Mr. MacArthur

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is yet in a position to make a further statement about the implementation of the Tayside Study.

Mr. Younger

We await final decisions by the planning authorities on the formation of an industrial development agency and their detailed proposals for a basic programme of restructuring and rejuvenation of the region.

Mr. MacArthur

Is my hon. Friend aware that a new factory is likely to be built near Perth by the Michelin Company? Does he share my belief that there is every reason, despite certain setbacks, for confidence in the continuing industrial development of Tayside?

Mr. Younger

I entirely agree with my hon. Friend. I am aware that a representative of this company has been reported in the Press as saying that the company is strongly interested in ultimately developing at Perth. Naturally, I share my hon. Friend's hopes that this will eventually prove to be a most useful project.

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