HC Deb 05 February 1997 vol 289 c625W
29. Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the effect of the 1997–98 budget allocations to publicly funded bodies on the economy of the city of Glasgow. [12911]

Mr. Kynoch

The performance of the local economy within the city of Glasgow is related to the performance of the Scottish and United Kingdom economies. The policy of restraint in public expenditure pursued by the Government and its success in combating inflation has delivered the strongest recovery since 1992 of any major European economy. The budget allocations to publicly funded bodies for 1997–98 will reflect that successful policy.