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Manufacturing Industry

Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the prospects for manufacturing industry in Scotland.

Scottish manufacturing industry will benefit from the growth expected in its United Kingdom and world markets. I expect overall manufacturing activity to resume growth after the disappointing fall last year, with some of the newer high technology industries doing particularly well, the continued dearth of orders in the shipbuilding industry remains a major concern.