HC Deb 23 February 1978 vol 944 c756W
Mr. Welsh

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received regarding the present state of the timber production and processing industry in Scotland; what specific measures he is taking to improve its prospects; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gregor MacKenzie

My right hon. Friend received a number of representations concerning the future of Scottish Timber Products Limited and one concerning cheap imports of chipboard. The Scottish Economic Planning Department has recently made a number of offers of financial assistance to companies in the timber processing industry and is ready to consider assistance towards any further project which has reasonable prospects of viability.