State of the Economy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 28th June 1995.

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Photo of Mr George Kynoch Mr George Kynoch , Kincardine and Deeside 2:30 pm, 28th June 1995

The hon. Gentleman, as a good Liberal, may think that that is a good sound bite, and he may well think that he is being helpful, but he neglects to mention the significant successes that we announced recently in relation to inward investment in Scotland, many of which involved improved job prospects for highly qualified people, including graduates. I had the pleasure of announcing the success stories for the year ended March 1995, during which more than 97 inward-investment projects were carried out, creating more than 12,300 new jobs or safeguarding other jobs and resulting in inward investment of £1.1 billion. That is exceedingly good news for the job prospects of all graduates, and particularly those in Scotland.