HC Deb 03 August 1939 vol 350 cc2670-1W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the observations of the Select Committee on Estimates in so far as they relate to the Scottish Office, the Prisons Department, and Public Education in Scotland; and what action he proposes to take?

Mr. Colville

The observations referred to in the report of the Select Committee on Estimates are under examination, but I am not yet in a position to make a statement on the subject, except as regards the proposed private telephone line between Dover House, London, and St. Andrew's House, Edinburgh. It is hoped that the private line will be available as soon as St. Andrew's House is ready for occupation, early in September.