Public Investment

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th March 1966.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire 12:00 am, 9th March 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what effects the re-programming of investment by departments will have on his estimates for public investment in Scotland in the current year contained in paragraph 372 of the White Paper on the Scottish Economy, Command Paper No. 2864.

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

None, Sir. The estimates in the White Paper took full account of the effects of the policy which was introduced on 27th July last year and is now being continued in a more flexible form.

Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire

Does not that mean that either the Chancellor's statement on 8th February was a sham, or the figures in the Scottish White Paper which was published earlier are entirely meaningless?

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

No, Sir. I think it means that the hon. Gentleman is not capable of comprehending what was said.