§ Mr. Douglas
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what contingency plans his office has in hand to cater for the increase in unemployment in Scotland 140W arising from acceptance of the South of Scotland Electricity Board's requests to operate commercially.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
No such general proposal has been submitted to me. In examining specific proposals from the Board for the fuelling of power stations I will consider very carefully not only the use of resources involved but also the wider social and economic implications, including any likely effects on colliery employment.