§ 6. Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will propose measures to encourage small local building firms to participate in the construction of housing schemes and industrial estates like those involved in the Tweedbank project.
The letting of public sector housing contracts is the responsibility of the housing authority concerned, and local firms have the opportunity of tendering. Contracts for the construction146W of Government factories in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Industrial Estates Corporation.