Defence Contracts (Memorandum)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Malcolm Macpherson Mr Malcolm Macpherson , Stirling and Falkirk Burghs 12:00 am, 17th December 1957

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to be in a position to reply to the Scottish Council, Development and Industry, on the subject of their memorandum on the reduction in defence work recently sent to him.

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

I shall reply as soon as possible, but my consultations with my colleagues are not yet complete.

Photo of Mr Malcolm Macpherson Mr Malcolm Macpherson , Stirling and Falkirk Burghs

While I make no complaint about the right hon. Gentleman taking time to consider fully his reply, may I ask whether he will be in a position to communicate the general nature of his reply to this House?

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

I think I should have to have notice of that question, because at the moment this is a matter of a letter between the Scottish Council and myself; but I will certainly consider what the hon. Member suggests.