§ Mr. Tam Dalyell (West Lothian)
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. After midnight last night, during the Adjournment debate initiated by my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, South-East (Mr. Edwards), the Department of Industry agreed to open its files and provide access to the Comptroller and Auditor General in his preliminary inquiries into British Leyland.
This morning I telephoned the office of the Secretary of State for Scotland to warn him that I would ask whether it would be possible for him to answer question No. 35, which would clarify the position of the Scottish Office about access to its files by the Comptroller and Auditor General. It may be that the Secretary of State will wish to answer question No. 35 now.