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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 1972.

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Photo of Mr George Younger Mr George Younger , Ayr 12:00 am, 24th May 1972

There are examples where this is the case and we, too, are extremely concerned about the problems of attracting industry. This has been discussed in other debates this week. But there are areas where industrial problems are not to blame but where the fault lies with the historical position and the unsuitability of the houses concerned. We are encouraging local authorities to look at these problems and we will do all we can to help the authorities to solve them.