§ 4. Mr. Douglas
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the local authorities which have now made written submissions to him with regard to the boundary changes envisaged in the recent White Paper on the Reform of Local Government in Scotland, Command Paper No. 4583.
§ Mr. Douglas
Will the right hon. Gentleman admit that it will be an extensive list? As this matter is of vital importance, in view of forthcoming legislation, will he provide access to the documents by placing them either in the Library of the House or in Dover House?
§ Mr. Campbell
The authorities have been invited to put forward their views. Many of them are concerned with local problems of minor adjustments. I do not think that much would be gained by circulating their views. I should certainly need to ask their permission before they were published. The work is continuing and the information that has been sent in has been most helpful to the Government in reaching conclusions on these problems.
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
I thank the right hon. Gentleman for agreeing to publish this information. Does he realise that it has taken five Questions and a dozen letters to get this out of him?
§ Mr. Campbell
What I have said is that I shall publish the list of authorities which have sent in their representations. I have not said that I shall publish all the representations.
§ Following is the information:
|Inverness||Ross & Cromarty|
|Moray & Nairn||West Lothian|
|Aberdeen||Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter and Anstruther Wester|
|Bonnyrigg & Lasswade||Lanark|
|Cove and Kilcreggan||Lochmaben|
|Cumnock and Holmhead||Milngavie|
|Dalkeith||Motherwell and Wishaw|
|East Kilbride||North Berwick|
|Elie and Earlsferry||Penicuik|
|Huntly||First District Lanark|
|Turriff||Second District Lanark|
|Ardnamurchan||Third District Lanark|
|Cowal||Fourth District Lanark|
|Lorn, North||Sixth District Lanark|
|Lorn, South||Seventh District Lanark|
|Ayr No. 1||Ninth District Lanark|
|Buckie||First District Renfrew|
|East District Berwick||Fearn|
|West District Berwick||Fortrose|
|Alloa||South West Ross and Cromarty|
|Vale of Leven||Tain|
|Dunfermline||Central No. 1 Stirling|
|Glenrothes||Central No. 2 Stirling|
|Lochgelly||Western No. 1 Stirling|
|St. Andrews||Western No. 3 Stirling|
|Wemyss||Tongue & Farr|
|Badenoch||Kirkliston & Winchburgh|