§ 103. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what protests he has received about the proposal to acquire land compulsorily for the establishment of a rocket range in South Uist; and what was the nature of his reply.
§ Mr. Maclay
As reported in the Press, I have had recent communications from clergymen in South Uist including a note of the resolution passed at last week's meeting in Benbecula. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of my reply to these letters. Apart from letters from a few individuals in other parts of Great Britain, notice of a resolution by an area council of the Scottish National Party and a telegram from the Scottish Covenant Association, I have received no other representations since detailed plans for the range were circulated to the local authorities and other bodies last summer.