Orders of the Day — Scottish Development Agency Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:19 am on 21st October 1987.

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Photo of Mr Norman Buchan Mr Norman Buchan , Paisley South 2:19 am, 21st October 1987

If the hon. Gentleman's analogy were true, that would be correct by analogy. However, it happens not to be correct. We created the Highlands and Islands Development Board because it was right to do so and the SDA was a development of the same conviction. I was involved in the planning process, so I know that. The SNP was hardly heard of at that period and was not in our minds at all.