HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 cc137-8W
64. Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he accepts the view expressed in the Report of the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs, chapter 4, paragraph 27, that the for cattle were reported in each country of Scotland in each of the past five years to the nearest convenient date.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The information is as follows:

Highlands and Islands Development Board has insufficient powers; and what action he proposes on the recommendation that the question of increasing them should be further studied.

Mr. Younger

My right hon. Friend has given the board's special powers the further study recommended in the report. They give the Highlands a distinct advantage over other development areas, and he has decided that they need not be increased.