HC Deb 21 November 1979 vol 974 c260W
23. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures he plans to deal with the state of industry in Scotland.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

By giving greater emphasis to regional policy, in areas of greatest need, a more efficient use of the resources of the SDA, and a fiscal policy designed to create the right climate for investment, we are encouraging the modernisation and expansion of indigenous companies, further investment from abroad, the growth of high technology industries, including microelectronics, and the development of small firms.