§ Sir T. Moore
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. A few years ago, the Secretary of State for Scotland assumed responsibility for Scottish roads and, presumably, therefore, for the confidence and safety of those who use them. Accordingly, I put down Question No. 82 to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, but, without my authority, it was transferred to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. That seems to me to indicate an abdication of his responsibilities on the part of the Secretary of State for Scotland.
The bevy of Under-Secretaries has now disappeared, but I was going to ask you, Sir, whether you would allow one of them to assume the responsibility, which the Secretary of State has abdicated, for answering my Question No. 82.
§ Mr. Speaker
I could not allow that. Question No. 82 refers, I think, to Prestwick Airport. I have heard questions about the loop road, and so on, discussed by the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. Probably there is some reason for the transfer of the Question. It has nothing to do with me.