§ Q15. Mr James Hamilton
asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement on the reports he has received of the meetings between the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Trade and Industry and the Scottish Council (Development and Industry).
§ The Prime Minister
My right hon. Friends met representatives of the Scottish Council, Development and Industry on 1st and 8th December respectively. The Scottish Council explained its views on the economic situation in Scotland and on future developments in the steel industry there. My right hon. Friends undertook to ensure that the council's views on these matters were considered by the Government.