§ 40. Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what further steps he intends to take to improve the current employment difficulties in Scotland.
§ Mr. John Davies
I have at present nothing to add to what I told the House in the debate on the Address.
§ 47. Mr. McElhone
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what results have emanated from the discussions with the 38 firms who have indicated a desire to take advantage of the special development area grants in West Central Scotland in the month of May 1971.
§ Sir J. Eden
A full analysis of progress would require a disproportionate expenditure of time and money, but of 203W the firms concerned, 32 have applied for assistance.
§ 83. Mr. Bagier
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which would be created in the development and special development areas on the basis that similar financial aids were provided to industry wishing to expand in those areas as is already available to incoming industry.