§ 48. Mr. HENDERSON STEWART
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is the intention of the Government to extend to Scotland, for the improvement and co-ordination of its transport services, any form of financial support similar to that announced for London railway transport?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Duff Cooper)
His Majesty's Government will be ready to consider any sound scheme of like character which may require Exchequer assistance, if it is laid before them.
§ Mr. STEWART
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Government are prepared to initiate useful discussion with local authorities who would carry out schemes if they knew that financial assistance would be provided?
§ Mr. COOPER
That is an entirely different question. The scheme which the Government have assisted was laid before them by the railways; they did not take the initiative.