§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is satisfied that the available planning machinery is adequate to deal effectively, and without avoidable delay, with likely projects and development round the Clyde Estuary; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has had with local authorities and other bodies regarding the siting of an iron-ore terminal in the Clyde Estuary.
§ Mr. Ross
I refer hon. Members to the comprehensive reply given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State in the debate on 7th July.—[Vol. 786, c. 1012–23.]
§ Mr. Younger
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland for how many hours the Scottish Economic Planning Council has discussed the possibility of the building of a deep-water iron-ore terminal on the Clyde; and what evidence has been 111W given by the Scottish Economic Planning Council on this subject.
§ Mr. Ross
The subject has been discussed in the Planning Council in various contexts and on many occasions at meetings. I have previously explained that the advice given by the Council to me or through me to other Ministers is confidential.