§ Mr. Norman Hogg
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to create new jobs in Kirkintilloch; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The Government are continuing in their efforts to attract inward investment and to encourage indigenous companies in Scotland. For this purpose Kirkintilloch benefits from special development area status, which enables companies located there to obtain the highest level of Government assistance for investment projects designed to create new jobs or to safeguard existing employment.