Economy and Employment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3 March 1993.

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Photo of Mr Ian Lang Mr Ian Lang , Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 12:00, 3 March 1993

As my hon. Friend knows, the assisted areas map is drawn on an even-handed basis across the United Kingdom, taking account of objective criteria that have been agreed. In this respect, Scotland is no different from Northern Ireland, Wales or England. However, the assisted areas map is under review. The issue is being carefully considered to ensure that we get the right structure and the right map for the future.