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Employment (Scotland)

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that major production and employment is concentrated in South-West Scotland rather than further north; and what steps he is taking to end this uneven distribution of production and employment in Scotland.

I am aware that production and employment is concentrated in the industrial belt of West Central Scotland, where 56 per cent. of the insured population of Scotland live. The full range of development area incentives is available for industrial expansion in the North of Scotland, and the Board of Trade encourage suitable firms to site new projects in this area.