HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c17
34. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the resolution from the National Council of the Scottish National Party, drawing attention to the possibility of communications between the various parts of Britain being dislocated, and proposing certain steps to be taken in this connection; and whether it is proposed to take any action in the matter?

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I have seen the resolution referred to. The hon. Member may be assured that adequate arrangements have been made to enable the machinery of Government to function in Scotland in the event of a breakdown of communications with London.

Mr. Gallacher

Would the Minister not agree that in the situation that exists to-day there should be a very much greater measure of independence of organisation in Scotland?

Mr. Brown

I think the arrangements are adequate.