HC Deb 22 February 1968 vol 759 cc160-1W
39. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what steps he intends to take to increase the effectiveness of the Government's policies of regional development, and to reduce the gap between employment prospects in the South-East and Midlands as compared with those in Scotland and other development areas.

Mr. Shore

The Government already have a wide ranging plan to reduce the gap between unemployment levels in the Development Areas and the rest of the country. The recent performance of the economy in Scotland shows that it is beginning to work.