HC Deb 21 June 1967 vol 748 c277W
Sir F. Maclean

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the representations made to him from different quarters, he will reconsider his refusal to include Buteshire in the area of the Highlands and Islands Development Board.

Mr. Ross

For reasons that the hon. Member knows, it was decided when the Highland Development Bill was being drafted, that the Board's area should be the seven crofting counties. It is still my view that it would be premature at this stage to extend this area.