HC Deb 23 March 1964 vol 692 cc42-3W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will publish a list of the individuals and elected and other bodies who have been or are to be consulted in connection with the preparation of his plan for development of the Islands and Highlands;

(2) when the plans for the development of the Islands and Highlands will be published.

Mr. Noble

Arrangements are being made to inform the local authorities in the Highlands and Islands, the Highland Panel, the Scottish Council and the Scottish Board for Industry—which will no doubt consult the appropriate district committee—about the scope of the study and to invite their views. There will be direct contact with other bodies such as the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board as the study proceeds.

My aim still is that the study should be complete by the end of 1964, or at latest by the middle of 1965.

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