HL Deb 29 January 1948 vol 153 c687

4.5 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to ask His Majesty's Government the question of which I have given private Notice—namely, whether His Majesty's Government have any statement to make about Scottish affairs.


My Lords, I am obliged to the noble Earl for giving me this opportunity of repeating a statement which has just been made in another place by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Scotland. I think I had better use his own words: I can now report to the House the conclusions of the Government resulting from their consideration of the way in which Scottish Members may have more time for the discussion of Scottish business in the House, and by which greater opportunities can be given for the consideration of domestic affairs in Scotland. These conclusions are embodied in a White Paper which is now available.

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