§ 32. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on plans for future expansion of petrochemical industrial complexes in Scotland.
§ Mr. Gregor MacKenzie
The Government recognise the important contribution to be made by the petrochemical industry to the prospects of the United Kingdom economy and are anxious to encourage its development. The promotion of particular schemes for expansion 67W are, however, matters for the commercial judgment of the companies concerned, while it would be inappropriate for me to comment on proposals which are now, or are likely to be, for decision under planning procedures.