HC Deb 02 May 1972 vol 836 c112W
Dame Irene Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the total special finance being allocated for use in Scotland to help with creating employment; and, in view of the high level of unemployment in the north-east of England, whether similar financial assistance is on an equal scale.

Mr. Higgins:

Resources are made available by the Government to help create employment in development areas in many different ways and figures for the total amounts spent in Scotland or the north-east are not available on a comparable basis.