HC Deb 29 October 1957 vol 575 cc29-30W
120. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Defence what steps he is taking to prevent Scottish industry bearing more than its due proportion of defence cuts, having regard to the state of unemployment in Scotland before such cuts were contemplated.

121. Mr. Ross

asked the Minister of Defence if he is aware of the disquiet that the effects of the defence cuts and re-organisation in Scotland are heavier and more serious than elsewhere; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hare

I have been asked to reply. The detailed adjustments of the defence programme have to conform with broad policy decisions. Where there is scope for choice, the state of local employment and other relevant considerations, including those mentioned by the hon. Members, are taken into account.