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Business Environment

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

8. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps the Government are taking to ensure a long-term stable environment for Scottish business. (140959)

The Scottish economy continues to benefit from the domestic stability delivered by the UK Government's strong macroeconomic framework, which has delivered sustained growth, low interest rates and stable inflation. This Government have facilitated the strongest Scottish labour market in decades with employment and unemployment around their historically best positions.