HC Deb 25 July 2000 vol 354 c536W
23. Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to stimulate economic activity in those areas in Scotland ineligible for regional selective assistance; and if he will make a statement. [130590]

Dr. Reid

Proposals for the assisted areas map, which defines areas of the UK eligible for regional selective assistance, balance needs and opportunities and represent a very fair deal for Scotland. All areas of Scotland will benefit from the strong performance of the economy and its prospects for future growth. Responsibility for particular measures to stimulate economic activity is a matter for the Scottish Executive.