The Future of Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 10:58 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Jeremy Purvis Jeremy Purvis Liberal Democrat 10:58 am, 29th March 2007

The member makes a serious point, but does he recognise that growth in the areas that are mainly responsible for the growth of the economy—construction, telecommunications and research—has, in many cases, resulted from investment by the public sector? Does the member accept that the public and private sectors do not work in competition but are complementary?