HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 cc391-2W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if it remains the policy of the Government to continue to give defence contracts to companies in Scotland; and what effects such contracts have on the level of employment.

Mr. Judd

Yes, the policy remains unchanged. Information about the detailed effects defence contracts have on the level of employment in Scotland is not readily available and I am sure the hon. Gentleman will appreciate that it would take quite disproportionate effort to obtain them.