HC Deb 28 July 1959 vol 610 c285
1. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to state the names of the chairman and members of the Deer Commission.

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. John Maclay)

Major Michael Crichton Stuart, M.C., D.L., J.P., has accepted my invitation to act as Chairman of the Commission. I am not yet in a position to state the names of the other members of the Commission, but I am receiving nominations from the interested organisations and I hope to be able to complete the membership in the near future.

Sir J. Duncan

Arising out of that reply, will my right hon. Friend urge on the other organisations concerned the importance of getting on with this as quickly as possible so that the Commission and the area panels will be in action before next winter?

Mr. Maclay

I agree very much with my hon. Friend on the need for urgency in this matter, and I hope that I shall receive the nominations pretty soon.

Mr. Woodburn

Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any particulars about Major Michael Crichton Stuart to show why he was appointed?

Mr. Maclay

It would hardly be appropriate in Question and Answer, but the information will be available as to his qualifications and all about him.

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