§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotlnd what is the proposed budget for the Scottish Development Agency in each year from 1986–87 to 1988–89.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
For information on the agency's proposed budget for 1986–87 I refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave the hon. Member for Glasgow, Shettleston (Mr. Marshall) on 20 March 1986, at columns 141–42. Decisions have not yet been taken on the agency's budget for 1987–88 and 1988–89. Information on the overall net provision for the agency and the Highlands and Islands Development Board is contained in the Scottish Office's commentary on the Scotland programme of the 1986 public expenditure White Paper, Cmnd. 9702.