HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 cc156-7W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now make a statement on the future investment programme of the steel industry in Scotland; and to what extent Great Britain's entry into the European Economic Community will assist or hamper such investment.

Mr. John Davies:

As I said on 17th January to my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Edward Taylor), about an eighth of BSC s approved expenditure for 1972–73 is in Scotland; there is no reason why future investment plans for Scotland should suffer from entry to the ECSC.—[Vol. 829, c. 22.]