HC Deb 30 January 1945 vol 407 c1301W
Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the committees on Scottish problems under the auspices of the Scottish Council on Industry do not provide for payment of the necessary travel and living expenses of members of these committees, and as this excludes many suitable persons from membership, will he take steps to see that members who have had to pay considerable sums and all future members of the committees are compensated financially.

Mr. Johnston

Members of the Scottish Council on Industry make no claims in respect of personal outlays, and I am assured that no person invited to serve on any of the committees appointed by the Council has declined to do so on the grounds of the expenses involved. I understand, however, that the Council have had under consideration the question of special expenses incurred by members of committees.