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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:37 pm on 26th April 2000.

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Photo of Alasdair Morrison Alasdair Morrison Labour 2:37 pm, 26th April 2000

As I was saying, even with the proposed omission of the areas around Inverness, HIE has some 72 per cent population cover, compared with 48 per cent for Scotland as a whole and 29 per cent for the whole of the UK.

In response to some of Mr Ewing's points, as he well knows—or, in any case, he should—the revised proposals include the Ardersier area, which will clearly be a priority for local interests. [Interruption.]