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New Industry, Fife

Volume 656: debated on Monday 19 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will take immediate steps to attract new industries to Fife, in view of the economic consequences of the recent decision to close Rothes Colliery.

I have been asked to reply.I shall continue my efforts to encourage new and expanded industry in those parts of Fife which are development districts and I shall be prepared to add to the list of those districts any locality where I consider that high and persistent unemployment is threatened.