Lady Grant of Monymusk: Would the hon. Gentleman say whether in the early stages he put forward the proposal that this secretariat should be in London because—despite what was said by the hon. Member for Dunbartonshire, East (Mr. Bence), and speaking as a fellow Scot—may I ask whether he does not agree that London should have its share in these United Nations organisations, as it has the commercial facilities to...
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Does the hon. Gentleman recall that in his statement last Tuesday, the Foreign Secretary said that this logistic backing would have to be released for training? If that is so, will the force come from our strategic reserve or from our forces in Europe? If the latter, have there been any consultations with our allies?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Reverting to the Foreign Secretary's reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Dodds-Parker), does he agree that, even if the restrictions are lifted, there is no question of negotiation on the future of Gibraltar?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Are the Government still pressing forward with these proposals, despite the opposition of France?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will offer full pay and pensions to older teachers wishing to return to the service.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Would the hon. Lady say what in her view are the main difficulties which apparently make it impossible to introduce full pay and pensions without once going into a long and exhaustive review?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the Minister of State answer the question which his right hon. Friend failed to answer the other day, as to when the North-East Study will be laid, and, secondly, whether he will consider another advance factory for the North-East, as the first one announced did not include Aberdeen City?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: May I put two questions to the right hon. Gentleman concerning the Scottish position? Could he give an assurance, as there is not now to be any possibility of another Scottish university—apart from those raised to the status within the next 10 years in Scotland—that on present estimates those likely to qualify will, in fact, find a place in an institution of higher education in Scotland?...
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the Foreign Secretary say whether any of the member States over two years in arrears with their financial contributions to the organisation took part in the vote which postponed the Article 19 issue? If so, although it was a procedural one, and great care was taken to settle all procedural matters behind the scenes, does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that this would seem to...
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the right hon. Gentleman enumerate in what way his visit had this extraordinary effect? When is the North-East project likely to be published? It was well under way during the last Administration.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the Secretary of State answer the question which I put to him earlier? When does he expect the detailed study of the North-East to be ready? And secondly, what are the considerations which made him decide not to publish it?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has now received all the representations from local authorities on the Brunton Report; and what action he proposes to take upon them.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Am I right in thinking that it was suggested that those replies should be returned by the end of October? What action has the right hon. Gentleman taken to encourage the remaining local authorities to come to some conclusion? Can he also say what has been the general nature of the replies he has received?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will take steps to provide graduates with a salary instead of a student's allowance during their training at a college of education.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Does the right hon. Gentleman recall that when all those representing Scottish seats on the benches opposite were in opposition they said that this was a very easy and simple thing to do, and asked the Government why it could not be carried out? How is it that he has taken so long not to do this easy and simple thing?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that it was precisely because we saw the difficulties that we did not do anything about this recommendation of the Knox Committee? I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on at last seeing the wisdom of the last Administration.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: (by Private Notice) asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the Aberdeen trawler "Blue Crusader", missing since 13th January in the North Sea and now presumed lost with a crew of 13.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: I thank the Minister for his statement, and I join with him in expressing very deep regret and sympathy with the relatives of the very fine skipper and crew. Does his statement mean that the ship is now officially lost, and, if so, will he institute an inquiry to see whether any of the facts can be ascertained? Secondly, he will be aware that fishing vessels often do not keep in regular...
Lady Grant of Monymusk: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he intends to introduce legislation on leasehold reform in Scotland during the present Parliament.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that is exactly why I have tabled this Question, because his right hon. Friend said that the interests of Scotland would be borne in mind when he was framing legislation for England and Wales? That seemed to me to imply that the Secretary of State for Scotland had got some proposals in mind? Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman would tell us whether he has,...