§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to establish an initiative to develop the Johnstone north industrial improvement area as a magnet for inward investment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
[holding answer 2 June 1992]: The question of support for local area initiatives such as the Johnstone north industrial improvement area is essentially a matter for local bodies such as the local enterprise company and local authorities. I understand that the area to which the hon. Member refers is a work improvement area organised by the district council, which has broad powers to support and encourage investment and development. The local enterprise company for the area, Renfrewshire Enterprise, has no proposals to afford the 673W area special status; but it has a range of advice and assistance available for businesses wishing to invest or relocate in the area.