§ 21. Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether in view of the increase in the Welsh Book Grant, he will make proposals for the introduction of comparable grant for the publication of books in the Gaelic language.
§ Mr. Johnston
Is the Secretary of State aware that we all hope that his meeting, with An Comunn Gaidhealach will be one in which he will evince sympathy for the cause that it is advocating? Will he listen with full sympathy to what it has to say? Has he not, as Secretary of State, a responsibility for furthering the welfare of the Gaelic language in the whole of Scotland comparable with the sympathy that has already been evinced for the Welsh language in Wales?