§ MR. FRASER - MACKINTOSH
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the importance and urgency of the Government proposals with reference to the West Highlands and Islands, he will give an opportunity for their discussion prior to the Whitsuntide Recess?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
The Government are doing all they can to meet the necessities disclosed by the inquiry held by the Highlands and Islands Commission; but I am unable to give a pledge that the Estimates to carry out our proposals will come up for discussion before Whitsuntide. I hope, however, it may be possible to meet the wishes of the hon. Gentleman in this respect.