§ 22. Sir Hector Monro
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has discussed with local authorities the impact of the assisted area map on the economic development of Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Younger
My hon. Friend the Minister with responsibility for industry and education has met representatives of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to discuss their response to the White Paper on regional industrial development, which included views on the future coverage of the assisted area map. Meetings are also taking place with individual local authorities at their request. The points put to us will be fully taken into account in the forthcoming review of the assisted area map.