HC Deb 19 March 1957 vol 567 cc203-4
36. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what new proposals he has for improving civil defence arrangements in Scotland.

Mr. Maclay

Within the limits imposed by economic considerations, practical measures are being continued to increase the efficiency of civil defence arrangements.

Mr. Hughes

Would the right hon. Gentleman mind translating that into English? Does he not think that the establishment of a rocket range on the west coast of Scotland will make huge areas of Scotland less safe than they would otherwise have been, and will he revise his evacuation proposals in the light of that?

Mr. Maclay

I think the hon. Gentleman is going a little wide of his original Question by bringing in another subject.