HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 cc312-3W
Mr. Younger

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now publish a White Paper giving his revised time-scale for the achievement of the targets detailed in the White Paper on the Scottish Economy, Command Paper No. 2864.

Mr. Ross

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave earlier today to the hon. Member for North Angus and Mearns (Mr. Buchanan-Smith) and Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. Wolrige-Gordon.)

Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what emergency action he will now take to counteract the deflationary effects of rising Bank Rate on the Scottish economy.

Mr. Ross

The measures recently taken by the Government have preserved the Selective Employment Tax premium in the development area; factory building in these areas will continue to expand t and the banks have been asked to continue to have regard to the Government's regional development policies in dealing with applications for advances.