The Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore welcomed the news that HP will create 700 new jobs at its Erskine plant.
He said: “This is great news for the area and workforce. It is important that both governments in Scotland play a part in bringing confidence and jobs back to the economy. Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise have done well in attracting these jobs back to Scotland through Regional Selective Assistance and should be commended for their success in this instance. At the same time, the UK Government is helping to attract inward investment by reducing corporation tax and keeping British businesses competitive. Hewlett Packard has a long association with Scotland and it is good to see it moving forward and generating more jobs.”