§ Mr. Reid
asked the Lord President of the Council what steps he has taken to ensure that decisions about the Scottish Assembly are made known to the House on an interim basis prior to the publication of the White Paper on devolution.
§ Mr. Edward Short
Decisions will not be announced on an interim basis in 165W advance of the publication of the White Paper. The majority of devolution issues are complex, inter-related and must all be looked at together before our proposals can be settled.