HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 c181W
22. Mr. Lansley

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met senior representatives of the CBI in Scotland to discuss economic prospects. [65849]

Mr. Macdonald

My right hon. Friend's most recent meeting with CBI Scotland was on 10 September when he was principal guest and speaker at their Annual Dinner. My noble Friend the Minister with responsibility for business and industry met senior officials of CBI Scotland on 11 August and again on 26 October. Scottish Office officials are also in regular contact with CBI Scotland to discuss a range of issues relating to the Scottish economy. Economic development will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.