§ Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether consideration has been given to the request put forward by representatives of Scottish district councils who recently visited him for the payment of allowances on the same scale as at present paid to county councillors; and whether it is proposed to take action in the matter?
§ Mr. Colville
I had an opportunity of discussing this matter recently in Glasgow with representatives of the district councils concerned. While I shall keep their representations in mind, the hon. Member will appreciate that any alteration of the present law would involve legislation, as to which I am not in a position to make any statement.