Deer Commission

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1959.

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Photo of Captain James Duncan Captain James Duncan , South Angus 12:00 am, 28th July 1959

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to state the names of the chairman and members of the Deer Commission.

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

Major Michael Crichton Stuart, M.C., D.L., J.P., has accepted my invitation to act as Chairman of the Commission. I am not yet in a position to state the names of the other members of the Commission, but I am receiving nominations from the interested organisations and I hope to be able to complete the membership in the near future.

Photo of Captain James Duncan Captain James Duncan , South Angus

Arising out of that reply, will my right hon. Friend urge on the other organisations concerned the importance of getting on with this as quickly as possible so that the Commission and the area panels will be in action before next winter?

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

I agree very much with my hon. Friend on the need for urgency in this matter, and I hope that I shall receive the nominations pretty soon.

Photo of Mr Arthur Woodburn Mr Arthur Woodburn , Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire

Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any particulars about Major Michael Crichton Stuart to show why he was appointed?

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

It would hardly be appropriate in Question and Answer, but the information will be available as to his qualifications and all about him.