HC Deb 17 November 1971 vol 826 cc145-6W
62. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that housing shortages are holding up development in various areas of Shetland; if he will consider adding special provisions for this in the winter works programme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Special provision for this under the public works programme is not needed. The county council is to discuss with my Department next week proposals to build a substantial number of houses in various places for industrial development, and it will be given every encouragement to do so.