§ Mr. Sarwar
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about his recent visit to the National Science Centre in Govan. 
§ Dr. Reid
I visited Glasgow Science Centre on 7 June 2000 to launch the Health and Safety Strategy Statement demonstrating that the Government and the Health and Safety Commission are determined to work together to revitalise health and safety in the UK. I very much welcome the birth of the Glasgow Science Centre as an example of economic and cultural regeneration not only for Govan and for Glasgow but also for Scotland. I hope that it will fulfil its potential of being a showcase for science and linking to other science centres in Scotland and beyond. I am sure that the policy of recruiting locally will be welcomed by the local population. The centre represents an investment of £75 million and will bring 120 new jobs.