§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what effect the public expenditure cuts proposed by Her Majesty's Government will have on the construction industry in Scotland.
§ Mr. Younger
Public expenditure on construction in Scotland 1979–80 on programmes for which I am responsible is likely to exceed in real terms the level of expenditure in 1978–79 and in 1980–81 should be broadly at the level of 1978–79.