HC Deb 17 November 1971 vol 826 c146W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is in a position to make a further statement on the establishment of a regional authority for the Borders as proposed in the White Paper on the reform of local government in Scotland.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I hope to make a general statement on the structure outlined in the White Paper soon after I have completed my current consultations with the local authority associations.