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Construction Industry

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what effect the public expenditure cuts proposed by Her Majesty's Government will have on the construction industry in Scotland.

Public expenditure on construction in Scotland 1979–80 on programmes for which I am responsible is likely to exceed in real terms the level of expenditure in 1978–79 and in 1980–81 should be broadly at the level of 1978–79.