§ 73. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has now had an opportunity to consider the representations made to him during his visit to Dundee on 23rd May; and, in the light of these, what steps he proposes to take to assist the city.
§ Mr. Maclay
As explained by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade during the debate on industry and employment in Scotland on 10th July, the Government have done and will continue to do everything possible to diversify employment in Dundee, which is being accorded a concentration of effort not exceeded in any other difficult area in the United Kingdom. In the past year, six Government financed building projects have been approved aggregating 103W half a million sq. ft. of new production space, and industrial development certificates have been issued for two privately financed developments. Over 2,000 new jobs are expected from these eight schemes. I shall, of course, continue to keep in the closest touch with the situation in Dundee