HC Deb 03 March 1969 vol 779 c27W
79. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the improvement of the Scottish economy in relation to that of the United Kingdom remains the basic aim of the Government's policy for the development of Scotland; to what extent this aim was achieved in 1968; and what statistical evidence he uses as a measure of progress.

Mr. Ross

Yes. During the year there was a further fall in the ratio of the Scottish unemployment rate to that for Great Britain. There was a fall in net outward migration both overseas and to the rest of the United Kingdom. Approvals for new industrial development remained at a high level.

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