HC Deb 28 March 1962 vol 656 c1331
13. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his latest proposals for the dispersal of the civil population in the event of nuclear war.

Mr. Maclay

I am about to write to local authorities giving outline arrangements for a dispersal scheme and I will send the hon. Member a copy of the letter.

Mr. Hughes

Will the Secretary of State take care to ensure that in future he does not make arrangements for the population of Glasgow to be sent to the neighbourhood of Holy Loch? Can he give us any idea as to where nearly three million of the industrial population can be dispersed in Scotland when there are no houses for them?

Mr. Maclay

I said that I am sending the hon. Gentleman a copy of the letter. I hope that this time I will get the information right up to date.