§ 3. Mr. Crawford
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will pay an official visit to Blairgowrie.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Hugh D. Brown)
My right hon. Friend has at present no plans to do so.
§ Mr. Crawford
The hon. Gentleman will be aware that there are many pig farmers in Blairgowrie—[HON. MEMBERS: "And raspberries."] Yes, raspberries too. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, by failing to implement their White Paper "Food from Our Own Resources", the Government have betrayed the pig farmers of Blairgowrie, Perth and East Perthshire and the whole of Scotland?
§ Mr. Rifkind
If the hon. Gentleman is not going to Blairgowrie, will he consider visiting the SNP headquarters in Edinburgh and asking for a copy of the canvassers' manual, which is shortly to become a collector's piece? Is he aware that, according to reports this morning, all copies of the manual are to be withdrawn and turned into pulp? Will he join other hon. Members in pressing the SNP to pulp all its policy documents, in the public interest?
§ Mr. Younger
Will the hon. Gentle man reconsider the decision not to go to Blairgowrie? Could he not go there and try to find one leading Scottish trade 1225 unionist or industrialist who believes that separation would have a beneficial effect for Scottish jobs?