§ Mr. McKinlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if it is proposed to transfer Civil Service personnel at present 1929W employed in Edinburgh on health insurance and pensions to the new establishment in England.
In accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of National Insurance Act, 1944, a number of the staff now employed in the Department of Health for Scotland will in due course come under the Ministry of National Insurance. Whether it will be necessary to transfer any of this staff from Scotland will be a matter for my right hon. Friend who assures me, however, that he will act in consultation with me in this matter. In any case my right hon. Friend has already given the assurance in the House in the Debate on 14th November that he intends that Scottish problems shall be settled in Scotland.