69. Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he proposes to take to ensure the preservation of the New Town in Edinburgh.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I am awaiting the full report of the recent Conferencse organised by the Scottish Civic Trust. When it is available I would expect early discussions about the Conference's132W main recommendations to take place between the Scottish Office, Edinburgh Corporation, the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland and the Trust In the meantime I have made an Order, to bring Part V of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1969 into operation on 3rd August and the associated Regulations will be laid before the House tomorrow.