HC Deb 29 June 1988 vol 136 cc232-3W
8. Dr. Bray

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for the expansion of the Motherwell project, in view of the present level of unemployment and the prospects for the Ravenscraig hot mill in 1989.

Mr. Lang

The number unemployed in Motherwell district has fallen by 25 per cent. since January 1987. My right hon. and learned Friend and I have nevertheless indicated to the Scottish Development Agency that we regard Lanarkshire as an area which continues to need its special attention, and I expect the agency to remain active there both through the Motherwell project and other initiatives.

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