Scottish Industries (Investment Grants)

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1966.

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Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 12th May 1966

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will specify the particular industries in Scotland which will be eligible for the new investment grants.

Photo of Mr George Darling Mr George Darling , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the proposals contained in the Industrial Development Bill, which was introduced on 4th May and to the announcement which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer made on 3rd May about extending the scope of the investment grants scheme to include construction.

Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North

Does the Minister not realise that my Question asks for details of specific industries? To enable industrialists to organise their productivity and exports accordingly, will he now particularise them?

Photo of Mr George Darling Mr George Darling , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I am afraid that I cannot anticipate the Second Reading debate on the Bill, which will take place next week.