HC Deb 26 February 1963 vol 672 c148W
Q10. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Prime Minister whether, in addition to short-term measures to deal with Scottish unemployment, he will institute studies by Her Majesty's Government into the fundamental causes of depopulation in the Highlands and Islands and the excessive emigration of skilled and qualified personnel from Scotland, with a view to taking measures to reverse such trends and provide Scotland with an adequate industrial future.

The Prime Minister

Regard will be had to those matters in the study of measures to reinvigorate the Scottish economy which the Departments concerned are now jointly carrying out under the general supervision of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Q12. Mr. W. Ross

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements he has made for further discussions on questions of Scottish employment with representative bodies in Scotland.

The Prime Minister

None at present.