HC Deb 04 April 1950 vol 473 cc998-9
85. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now make a statement on the proposal to inquire into and report upon the financial relations between Scotland and the United Kingdom Treasury; and the contributions which Scotland makes to the export drive of the United Kingdom.

Miss Herbison

As regards the first part I am unable to add to the reply that my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Friend last week. As regards the second part the latest available information is included in the White Paper on Industry and Employment in Scotland which my right hon. Friend hopes to present to Parliament soon after the Easter Recess.

Mr. Stewart

Will the hon. Lady convey to her right hon. Friend the information that though in Scotland we might be divided upon the question of Home Rule or not, there is unanimity as to the need for getting a clear statement of our financial relations with the United Kingdom?

Miss Herbison

I shall certainly convey that.