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Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Scottish Economic Planning Board has yet completed its survey of the development and transport requirements of the Borders.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Minister of Power whether, following the report of the National Board for Prices and Incomes, he will make a statement with regard to coal prices in Scotland.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: Is it not a fact that coal prices in Scotland are rising and that this is far from satisfactory from the point of view of coal users?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: Will the Minister bear in mind that a large proportion of farmers are themselves animal lovers, and let the public not get the mistaken idea that farmers do not love their stock?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the President of the Board of Trade when next he proposes to pay an official visit to Scotland.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: While thanking the hon. Gentleman for that encouraging reply, when he is next in Scotland would his right hon. Friend be so good as to spare the time to visit East Lothian and Berwickshire, because local authorities in those two counties would be very happy to put some propositions before him, if he could see them on the spot?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Minister of Aviation whether he will speed up the construction of a second runway at Turnhouse, in view of the encouraging figures of traffic expansion.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: That is a rather disappointing reply. Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that, in spite of previous Answers this afternoon, there is a safety aspect in this matter? Will be give further attention to it before accepting the situation as satisfactory?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Minister of Transport what preliminary reports she has received regarding the working of her 70 miles per hour speed limit.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: May we take it from that that the right hon. Lady will promise the House and the country that we will have an opportunity of debating this matter before the 70 m.p.h. speed limit becomes permanent?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution he proposes that military units should make towards home defence.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: While appreciating that we are to have a statement, arising out of my original Question, may I ask whether the hon. Gentleman is confident that officers and men serving in the Territorial Army at present will be prepared to join his new organisation?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Minister of Power what representations he has received regarding the run-down of coal production in Scotland.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a widespread feeling, certainly in the Lothians, if not in all Scotland, that this run-down is in danger of going too far, too fast? Will he bear in mind that he has responsibilities as well as the Coal Board? Will he look at this situation again?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what public bodies have approached him during the last four weeks with regard to the development plan for the Borders.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on the holiday which Scottish people gave him over the New Year period, but will he tell me how many representations he expects to receive in the next four weeks when people have read his plan, and, further, will he give an assurance that any representations from Berwickshire will be most carefully considered?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now make a statement on civil defence; and how the active strength of the Civil Defence Corps in Scotland compares with the figure on 30th September last.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: I welcome the figure which the right hon. Gentleman has given me, but will he bear in mind that delay is most disheartening to volunteers, and that the sooner the statement to which he refers is made the better it will be?
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what information he has on the state of unemployment in Southern Rhodesia.
Sir William Anstruther-Gray: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the tremendous dangers inherent in unemployment among both black and white people? Will he keep himself fully informed of the details of the situation and strive to find a solution?