HC Deb 12 May 1936 vol 312 cc193-4

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the reasons for the delay in announcing the successor to Sir Arthur Rose as Commissioner for Special Areas in Scotland; whether he is aware that delays in this matter may prejudice the people of Scotland as compared with the people in other Special Areas; And whether he is now in a position to give the name and qualifications of the new Commissioner?


Active steps are being taken with a. view to the early appointment of a successor to Sir Arthur Rose, whose enforced resignation on grounds of health the House will regret, and for whose valuable work As Commissioner I should like to take the opportunity of expressing in the House the gratitude of His Majesty's Government. In the meantime arrangements are in force for carrying on the administrative work of the Commissioner's office. I am glad to add that Sir Arthur Rose will be Available for consultation pending the appointment of a successor.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any indication as to when we may usefully put a question which will extract from him the name of the successor to Sir Arthur Rose?


When I am in a position to give it, which I hope will be at an early date, I will communicate with my right hon. Friend.