HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 c609
43. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he now expects to present a Green Paper or White Paper on the Hunter Report on Fishing.

Mr. Buchan

I regret that my right hon. Friend's consideration is not yet far enough advanced to enable him to say when he will be able to announce his conclusion.

Mr. Dalyell

Will it be before Christmas?

Mr. Buchan

I must advise my hon. Friend to wait with as much patience as he can muster.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

As the report was presented more than three years ago, are the Government already treating it as an archive, or are they giving it proper consideration?

Mr. Buchan

Of course we are giving it proper consideration. I repeat the advice I gave to my hon. Friend to the hon. Member, some of whose colleagues were not quite so quick on the equivalent Bledisloe Report. which came out before this report.