HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc952-3
87. Mr. WATT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the new war-savings campaign dealing with workers in controlled establishments that is about to be inaugurated, he will set up a Committee dealing solely with the West of Scotland and having complete control of that area, in view of the facts that so many of the controlled establishments in Scotland are in that district and that so little money has been got out of it by the present arrangement?


With the assistance of the Ministry of Munitions, the National War Savings Committee have established a Department to deal with the work in munition factories in England and Wales. It is hoped that arrangements will shortly be made between the Scottish Committee and the Ministry for the conduct of a similar campaign in Scotland by the Scottish Committee. I do not think it would be desirable to appoint a completely independent Committee to deal with a particular area in Scotland.