HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 c207W
Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the widespread desire in Scotland that the Commonwealth Games should be held there in 1970; if he will provide financial assistance to this end, so that forward planning can be started; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ross

I understand that the authorities responsible for the Games will not decide on the invitation by Edinburgh Corporation and the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland until next year and the question of financial assistance has not, therefore, arisen. I am sure, however, that acceptance of the invitation would give great pleasure in Scotland and I would certainly do what I could to help.