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ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN RESPECT OF s. 2(2)(b) SCHEMES

Part of Orders of the Day — SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (No. 2) BILL [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st October 1975.

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Photo of Mr Hamish Gray Mr Hamish Gray , Ross and Cromarty 12:00 am, 21st October 1975

The Minister uses the example of the private company. He would not be agreeable to writing into the Bill anything which would impose on a SDA venture as opposed to a private company any additional burden. Does he not accept that a private company is using its own finances, whereas a considerable amount of public money is involved in the SDA? Is that not justification for providing an extra safeguard?