Deputations to London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

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asked the First Commissioner of Works, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, whether, in view of the expenditure involved in sending deputations from Scottish local authorities to London in connection with Parliamentary business, he can arrange so that all such business can be trans acted through the Scottish Office at Edinburgh?

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Ayr District of Burghs

My Noble Friend is in sympathy with the hon. Member's desire to limit the expenditure by Scottish local authorities on deputations, and, so far as he is concerned, he will endeavour to arrange, whenever possible, to receive such deputations in Edinburgh.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

Will my right hon. Friend's Noble Friend communicate with the Scottish local authorities, in order to get business again transacted through Edinburgh.

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Ayr District of Burghs

The object of putting a question and receiving an answer in the House of Commons is to make the facts public.

Photo of Mr William Pringle Mr William Pringle , Penistone

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that is a proposal which would be very unpopular with the deputations?