§ The Minister of State, Scottish Office (Dr. J. Dickson Mabon)
My right hon. Friend hopes to receive the report by the end of the year, and intends to publish it as soon as possible thereafter.
§ Dr. Mabon
Yes, I quite accept that. The Government's view is that this will help us in our thinking about the efficient delegation of further powers to local authorities. We are all searching for the kind of devolution that will encourage the fullest participation of the public in local government so that we have authorities with teeth and strength.
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
Since important educational and industrial developments have taken place since the Commission was appointed, will the Minister take such steps as are available to him to see that the report when it comes out is up to date?