§ Lady Olga Maitland
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from Scottish industry about the rate of growth.
§ Mr. Stewart
My right hon. Friend and I are in continual contact with representatives of Scottish industry, 277W in order that we remain fully aware of their interests and concerns.
The average projection of the independent forecasters monitored by the Scottish Office industry department is for gross domestic product to grow by between 2.5 and 3 per cent. in both 1994 and 1995. This is a steady and sustainable rate of economic expansion.