But did not the Chancellor, at a recent meeting in Edinburgh, indicate that he intended to meet bodies on this topic, and was that report wrong or does he so intend?
What the hon. Gentleman asked was whether my right hon. Friend had received representations from interested bodies. He did not ask for, nor could I have given him, a prophecy as to the future.
Are we to take it then, that if the right hon. Gentleman meets the governing bodies, it will be at his instance and not as a result of their request?