HC Deb 04 August 1971 vol 822 c1570
21. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now make a statement on his study of the Hunter Report on Fishing Rights.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

My right hon. Friend expects to complete this summer his consideration of the Report. Thereafter, his conclusions and proposals will be published in a White Paper.

Mr. Dalyell

Hopeless, is it not, Sir?

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

That is the first ray of hope so far from the benches opposite. It is obvious that the hon. Gentleman has been pushed into silence by this announcement.