HC Deb 12 March 1980 vol 980 c560W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has yet completed his discussions with Wiggins Teape and Consolidated Bathurst regarding the amount of public funds to be made available to these two companies towards the cost of a new newsprint mill at Fort William; and with what result.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

My Department and the Department of Industry are dealing with this as expeditiously as possible, but there are certain matters which still have to be settled by the companies before a conclusion can be reached.