§ 68. Sir Hector Monro
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the chairman of the Scottish Development Agency about the level of employment in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lang
My right hon. and learned Friend and I met the chairman and board of the Scottish Development Agency on 16 May to discuss strategic issues which might be reflected in the agency's planning and budgeting process. Among other subjects, we discussed ways in which the agency might help to improve employment levels in particular areas of Scotland.