§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider the advisability of setting up a special committee of inquiry for the purpose of ascertaining the cause of the industrial decline in Scotland and making recommendations for the development of new industries, with a view to providing work for people displaced by the slump in the engineering shipbuilding, and heavy industries?1351W
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I understand that inquiries are being instituted by the Scottish National Development Council into the position of the chief industries of Scotland with special reference to the question of industrial development, and, in the circumstances, there does not appear to be any need for the appointment of a special committee as suggested by the hon. Member.