28. Captain ELLIOT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Government has decided, in connection with its housing proposals, to submit a separate Financial Resolution for Scotland?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Is my hon. Friend aware that the hon. and gallant Member who put the question resisted our appeal for this last year?
29. Captain ELLIOT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Government, in connection with its housing proposals, has decided to submit a separate Bill for Scotland?
May I take it that in other considerations also the Government will follow the precedent Set by myself and my hon. Friends?
§ Captain WEDGWOOD BENN
Has the hon. Gentleman himself changed his mind since last year, when he supported a separate Bill?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is a. strong feeling in Scotland, admitted last year by my hon. and gallant Friend who put the question, that Scotland should have a separate Bill?
§ Sir H. CRAIK
Is it the case that the Financial Resolution which is to be moved to-day is to be held to apply to Scotland, although we are not in possession of the distinctive features of the scheme relating to Scotland?
I think we had better await the explanation which will be made later on by the Minister of Health in regard to this Bill.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Is it the case that the local authorities in Scotland have expressed themselves as favourable to the provisions of this Bill, and in much better terms, than they were of the previous Bill introduced last year?
30. Captain ELLIOT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the scheme for application in Scotland of the proposals of the National House Building Committee with regard to England (Cmd. 2104) has now been formulated; if so, when it will be presented to Parliament; and whether he can give the House any indication of the minor modifications which have been found necessary in order to adopt the English scheme?
It is not proposed to formulate a separate scheme for application in Scotland of the proposals of the National House Building Committee. As regards the last part of the question, I would ask the hon. and gallant Member to await the statement on housing policy that will be made this afternoon.
Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that in the report to which he refers there is a serious divergence of opinion between the Committee for Scotland and the Committee for England? The Committee for England, for instance, say that—
This is very important. The Committee for England say, in reference to railway transport—
§ Mr. SPEAKER
There should be plenty of opportunity this afternoon to discuss these matters. They cannot be argued at Question Time.