HC Deb 06 March 1991 vol 187 c211W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the impact of the Government's interest rate policy on the levels of unemployment in Scotland.

Mr. Allan Stewart

The reduction in United Kingdom inflation seen over the last few months is the result of the Government's firm commitment to a prudent interest rate policy.

Reducing inflation is the best means of promoting investment, enterprise and economic growth in Scotland. Only in this way can Scottish unemployment be set on a sustainable downward trend.