§ 44. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will define the functions of his Scottish Office Development Department, in relation to those of the Board of Trade.
The Scottish Development Department discharges those of my right hon. Friend's statutory functions most closely related to physical and economic development, and takes the lead in the interdepartmental Scottish Development Group through which plans for regional development in Scotland are formulated and the implementation of the various elements kept in step. The Board of Trade plays a major part in the work of this group, while remaining fully responsible to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development for the discharge of his functions in Scotland.