That is the first time that I have heard the suggestion. It is highly unlikely. However, it is for the Commission to pursue and develop any conditions that it thinks appropriate.
I believe that our case is strong and that the zone will be of great help to north Lanarkshire, attracting many thousands of new jobs in a range of companies, thus broadening Lanarkshire's economic base.
I can also announce that I have approved the commissioning by Lanarkshire development agency of a consultancy study of the long-term economic development opportunities, to follow on from the immediate work in hand arising from the Lanarkshire working group's report.