§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what examination he has made of the potential of the chipboard industry to aid regional development; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he will initiate an inquiry into the rôle of the chipboard industry in utilising the products of Scottish forestry; and if he will make a statement.312W
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
My right hon. Friend is well aware of the significance of the chipboard industry both for Scottish forestry and for the economic development of the areas concerned. The position of the industry is kept under review and my right hon. Friend does not have in mind a separate inquiry.