Local Government Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr John Train Mr John Train , Glasgow Cathcart

85.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Government proposes to set up a committee of inquiry into the working of the Local Government Act, 1929, in Scotland?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

Until further experience has been gained of the working of the Act it would in my opinion be premature to consider setting up a committee.

Photo of Mr John Train Mr John Train , Glasgow Cathcart

Is my right hon. Friend aware that Scotland has been promised time and again an inquiry into the working of the Act, which has now been working for two years and a half?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

A number of modifications have been made in the administrative schemes, and there is need, I think, of getting these schemes further tried before we embark upon a formal inquiry. The possibility of having an inquiry, as was announced by the Prime Minister, has certainly not been abandoned.