HC Deb 23 June 1971 vol 819 cc280-1W
23. Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further representations he has received about the future of Scottish hill farmers if Great Britain enters the European Economic Community; and what replies he has sent.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Four. My right hon. Friend has reaffirmed the Government's concern for hill farming and their intention to include this matter in the negotiations.

Mr. Ronald King Murray

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civil servants in the Scottish Office are working on problems of special concern to Scotland in connection with the United Kingdom's application to join the European Economic Community; and whether he will publish a White Paper.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The implications for Scotland of United Kingdom membership of the European Economic Community are being considered throughout the Scottish Office as part of current administration, and the number of staff involved cannot readily be specified.

The White Paper which will shortly be presented to Parliament will cover the interests of all parts of the United Kingdom.

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