Orders of the Day — Scottish Development Agency Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 pm on 21st October 1987.

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Photo of Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) 11:33 pm, 21st October 1987

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the Minister has given the impression not only that there is adequate funding in the SDA, but that there is a shortage of projects, whereas the reality is that there are more projects coming forward than the SDA can fund? In particular, the rural funding scheme, PRIDE — projects for rural industry and development enterprises—has run out of funding and no new scheme has come forward. I hope that in his concluding remarks the hon. Gentleman will press the Minister to explain what he will do about that.