HC Deb 07 April 1971 vol 815 c152W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that the increased number of Scottish building firms now going into voluntary liquidation will not prejudice the construction programme in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Amery

There is no evidence to show that the total number of voluntary liquidations in 1970 was in excess of the average for the last five years. I am satisfied that, despite the loss of four large Scottish building firms during the past two years, the capacity of the industry in Scotland remains fully adequate to meet the construction programme.