HC Deb 15 May 1991 vol 191 c201W
35. Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to increase investment in the refurbishing of industrial estates.

Mr. Allan Stewart

One of the principal functions of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise is to encourage the provision of suitable property to meet the needs of industry in Scotland. The refurbishment of property is primarily a matter for the property owners; but Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and the local enterprise companies, may assist with refurbishment costs where a failure in the market is creating an obstacle to the private sector investment and in order to promote the normal functioning of the market. The Government have made substantial resources available to them for this purpose.

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