HC Deb 24 June 1968 vol 767 c1W
23. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Minister of Technology what is the total number of companies engaged in the electronics industry in Scotland; how many are indigenously Scottish; how many employees there are in those purely Scottish companies; and what has been the total governmental financial aid given to such companies to establish themselves in Scotland between 1960 and 1967.

Dr. Bray

Some 50 companies are engaged in the electronics and telecommunications industry in Scotland, of which 14 originated in Scotland and are controlled by Scottish interests. The latter companies employ approximately 2,900 people and, I understand, accepted in the period in question Government aid of some £750,000, not including regional employment and selective employment premiums.