HC Deb 03 November 1966 vol 735 cc153-4W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what evidence he has of trends in industrial investment in Scotland; and if he will publish a statistical table in the OFFICIAL REPORT showing the quarterly rate of investment, public and private, respectively, for each of the last six years.

Mr. Darling

Quarterly figures of investment in Scotland are not available. Annual figures from 1960 to 1965 are given in Tables 57 and 58 of the Scottish Digest of Statistics which was issued last month. Applications for industrial development certificates show that new projects are continuing to come forward at a satisfactory rate.