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Construction Industry

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what developments he expects in Scotland following the Chancellor of the Exchequer's financial help to the construction industry.

Of the £400 million additional allocation for 1978–79, £15 million has been allotted to the Scottish Development Agency to enable it to implement plans for increased programmes of factory building and environmental improvement. Scottish Health Boards will receive £2 million for minor works. £22 million has been earmarked for capital expenditure on housing in Scotland, including additional new building and improvement work by local authorities and the new town development corporations; and £13 million has been included in the allocations made to local authorities for education, social work, police and environmental services, thus enabling them to undertake a substantial number of additional projects.