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.
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?
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.