Representatives of the Scottish Planning Board will take part in inter—departmental discussions under the chairmanship of this Department, which is responsible for co-ordinating regional plans. In addition, a senior officer from this Department will attend the meetings of the Scottish Planning Board.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the zeal, initiative and energy that he has applied to this very great problem is very much appreciated by the people of Scotland? Will he assure us that no stone will be left unturned and no delays allowed in the effort to introduce the remedial measures that are so necessary for Scotland's economy?
Would the right hon. Gentleman agree that the Scottish Development Group has been doing excellent work in Scotland, and can he assure us that the result of that work, and of the work being done at present, will not be lost in the new organisation?