§ 14. Mr. McKelvey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is satisfied with the workings of the experimental enterprise allowance scheme operating in North Ayrshire; and if he has any plans to extend the scheme beyond March and to other areas in Scotland.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The results have been encouraging. We shall wish to look very carefully at the lessons to be drawn from the North Ayrshire experiment and elsewhere before deciding whether to retain or extend the scheme, and it is still too early to speculate on the outcome of that review.