§ Q4. Mrs. Ewing
asked the Prime Minister if he will take steps to streamline economic planning in Scotland by reducing the number of departments with head offices outside Scotland who have Scottish functions.
§ The Prime Minister
The number of departments concerned with these matters has been reduced following the
Board or Committee Number of members Central Advisory Council for Science and Technology 12, including Chairman. Inquiry into Civil Service Manpower 8, including Chairman. Inquiry into Government Industrial Establishments 6, including Chairman. In addition, certain Departments are represented by civil servants. National Economic Development Council 17, excluding Ministers and the Director-General of the N.E.D.O. Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration 7, including Chairman. Security Commission 7, including Chairman. Standing Advisory Committee on the Pay of the Higher Civil Service. 6, including Chairman.