HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 cc32-3W
Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the Digest of Scottish Statistics reveals that production in Scotland was stagnant in the first half of 1966, that for the first time since 1960 there was no increase in production in the second quarter of the year, and that there are now more than three unemployed Scots for every vacant job in Scotland; and if he will take steps to exempt Scotland from the effects of the credit squeeze and the Selective Employment Tax.

Mr. Callaghan

The Government's policies for strengthening the regions are protecting the economy of Scotland during the present phase. I do not have at present further proposals to improve the position beyond the material assistance provided under existing policies of regional development.

Forward to