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Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make it his policy to use all measures available to Her Majesty's Government to maintain Edinburgh as a distinct and viable financial centre with a full range of specialised banking activities.

My right hon. Friend fully recognises the importance of Edinburgh as a financial centre. He considers that the Government's economic policies provide the climate in which Scottish financial institutions will continue to thrive.