HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c130W
19. Mr. David Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he will take to promote the economy of the highlands and islands in the next year. [2347]

Mr. Wilson

My right hon. Friend will pursue a range of policies aimed at diversifying the economy of the Highlands and Islands so that people living in the area can play their part in the economic and social development of the entire country.