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Economic Prospects

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the future prospects for the Scottish economy.

The economic situation internationally and in the United Kingdom is likely to make the period ahead a difficult one for the Scottish economy. Our policies aim to bring about a fundamental improvement in economic performance in all parts of the United Kingdom through controlling inflation and encouraging enterprise and initiative.