§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the concern among Scottish large burghs at the suggestions in the recent White Paper on the Reorganisation of Scottish Local Government that such burghs will lose control of a number of their existing services; and if he will agree to meet representatives from the large burghs, as well as the deputation from the Convention of Royal Burghs, when considering the views of all the authorities concerned with such reorganisation.
§ Mr. Noble
I have arranged to meet the local authority associations on 25th October to discuss the White Paper on the Modernisation of Local Government in Scotland, and representatives from large burghs will be among those present. Detailed proposals for further consultation will be considered at this meeting.