Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that is quite unsatisfactory, that under his Government unemployment in the area has practically doubled, that the area has one of the largest commuting populations in Scotland and that new industries have not so far come there, in spite of the fine efforts made by the local authorities? As a final kick before leaving office, will not the right hon. Gentleman try to do something about it?
While I do not accept any of the implications made by the hon. Member, he knows that we have all been working on this problem as hard as we can. I am glad that he paid tribute to the efforts of the local authorities, with which is implicit the efforts that the Government have made to help them.