HC Deb 17 February 1970 vol 796 cc90-1W
87. Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take to stimulate investment in Scotland as a consequence of the increased unemployment.

Mr. Ross

The Government are continuing to maintain a high level of public investment and to encourage private investment with a wide range of assistance to industry to develop in Scotland. As a result of this policy, the unemployment rate in Scotland, which was more than twice the Great Britain rate when we came to power, is now little more than one and a half times the Great Britain rate. Net migration has at the same time been cut to the lowest level since 1959.

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