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Scottish Assembly

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Lord President of the Council what recent representations he has received from industrial organisations urging that the Scottish Assembly should exercise powers in matters of trade and industry; what specific proposals have been made ; and if these proposals have been accepted or rejected.

I have received no such representations, but the General Council of the Scottish TUC has recently made representation to the Prime Minister on the devolution of trade and industry powers. It took the view that

by £110 million—Cmnd. 5879, as compared with the provision in Cmnd. 5519 a year earlier.