Natural Resources in Scotland (Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st May 1963.

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Photo of Mr Eustace Willis Mr Eustace Willis , Edinburgh East 12:00 am, 21st May 1963

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what consideration he has given to those recommendations of the Elgood Committee on Natural Resources in Scotland which affect his Department.

Photo of Mr Denzil Freeth Mr Denzil Freeth , Basingstoke

These recommendations have been taken into account by the Committee on Research into Natural Resources—the Slater Committee —of the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy.

Photo of Mr Eustace Willis Mr Eustace Willis , Edinburgh East

Can the hon. Gentleman say when anything is likely to be done about them, because this Report was published some time ago?

Photo of Mr Denzil Freeth Mr Denzil Freeth , Basingstoke

The Elgood Committee reported to the Scottish Council. Therefore, a very large part of its recommendations is the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Scotland. The Slater Report is at present under consideration by the Advisory Council which set up that Committee.