HC Deb 23 June 1971 vol 819 c279W
17. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans and proposals he has prepared since Monday, 14th June, to alleviate the growing unemployment, lack of investment, and availability of work in Scotland; whether he has or will discuss these plans and proposals with the Scottish Trades Union Congress; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The Government have moved swiftly since 14th June with measures designed to secure the reconstruction of shipbuilding on the Upper Clyde. The Scottish Trades Union Congress discussed this with my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 21st June. I was present at that meeting and I am always prepared to consider discussions with the S.T.U.C. which I normally meet from time to time.