HC Deb 22 July 1987 vol 120 c259W
30. Mr. McLeish

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to increase the budget of the Scottish Development Agency.

Mr. Lang

The agency's gross provision for 1987–88 is expected to be £136 million which continues the real terms increase trend in the agency's budget since this Government came to office. This is a sizeable budget and one which reflects the Government"s commitment to the agency as its main instrument of economic and environmental regeneration in Scotland.