HC Deb 11 November 1981 vol 12 c96W
9. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the Scottish economy.

Mr. Younger

The Scottish economy is going through an extremely difficult period and many businesses face great problems. There are some indications, however, that, unusually, Scotland has been suffering somewhat less severely than many other parts of the United Kingdom.

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