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Paper Mill (Irvine)

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to ensure that United Kingdom companies are given their proportion of the supply of materials for the Finnish investment at Irvine.

My Department and that of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who also has an interest in this matter, are taking all possible steps to ensure that United Kingdom companies win a fair proportion of the supply of materials for the paper mill currently being built at Irvine. We have secured undetakings from Caledonian Paper plc, the Finnish company concerned, that British companies are given a full and fair opportunity to bid for orders. We have ensured that Caledonian Paper is fully aware of the existence and abilities of relevant United Kingdom companies; that contacts have been facilitated between

TaysideGrampian
YearGross NHS expenditure1 at cash prices £mAt 1985–86 prices as measured by GDP deflator £mGross NHS expenditure1 at cash prices £mAt 1985–86 prices as measured by GDP deflator £m
1980–81119·718163·244110·133150·173
1981–82130·440161·949120·031149·025
1982–83139·313161·275130·279150·817
1983–84147·606163·583140·170155·342
1984–85156·199165·936150·652160·043
1985–86163·452163·452163·292163·292
1Comprising expenditure on hospital and community health services, family practitioner services and capital.