§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now publish his recommendations on the report "Industrial Performances and Prospects in Areas Affected by Oil Development", which was produced by Mr. Stuart McDowell of St. Andrew's University and Dr. Hugh M. Begg of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, and printed in October 1981.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
When the report by Mr. Stuart McDowell and Dr. Hugh Begg on Industrial Performance and Prospects in Areas Affected by Oil Development was published on September 30 1981, my right hon. Friend made a statement welcoming the report for the contribution it provides to our knowledge of the economic background and prospects in the study area. He also gave an assurance that the findings of the report would be taken into account in the review of areas scheduled to become non-assisted by downgrading by more than one step. No further statement on the report is planned.