§ Mr. John Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the accelerating rate of redundancies in Scotland, he will cause the Scottish Development Department to initiate a study as to the desirability of reintroducing investment grants.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
Such a study would of course be the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. But the wide ranging and flexible system of incentives introduced by the present Government, which now apply in varying forms to the whole of Scotland, offer very strong inducements to new industrial investment and expansion.