HC Deb 17 January 1968 vol 756 cc600-1W
Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state his policy with regard to bringing modern technological industry to the Highlands in view of their importance to the economy of Scotland; and what preparatory steps he is taking to this end.

Mr. Ross:

As I explained in my reply to my hon. Friend on 25th October, 1967, it is an important objective of the Highlands and Islands Development Board to secure the development of industry of this kind in the Highlands and Islands. In its pursuit of this aim, the Board has my full support.—[Vol. 751, c. 1720.]