HC Deb 09 March 1966 vol 725 cc517-8W
Mr. George Y. Mackie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to offer incentives to attract industry to the north of Scotland, in addition to the capital investment grants, in order to overcome the high cost of fuel and transport.

Mr. Ross

In addition to the incentives described in Command Paper 2874 which

and the first-hand value of these landings were as follows:—

are proposed for the Highlands and Islands, as for other development areas, the Highlands and Islands Development Board has wide powers to encourage and assist industrial and other developments in its area, in particular through its grant and loan arrangements. These enable the Board to take account of special needs.