§ 24. Mr. MILLAR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received representations from the Scottish local authorities on the subject of the admission of the Press to their meetings and to the meetings of their committees; and whether, in approving the schemes under the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, which have been submitted to him, he will be prepared to give effect to the views of the local authorities?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. On consideration of the representations made to me, I have decided to modify the Clause providing for the admission of the Press and public to meetings of the Education, Public Health, and Public Assistance Committees, which has been circulated to all authorities who submitted schemes, by limiting its application to meetings at which delegated functions—other than the consideration of applications for poor relief and the revision of the Roll of Poor—are being dealt with.