§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report details of those areas of work of his Department for which time cycles have been prepared covering the next 10 years or more; how far these have been budgeted for; what advice he has sought; and whether such planning has taken into account socio-economic models and the experience of other countries.
§ Mr. William Ross
The work of all departments of the Scottish Office is planned over time cycles appropriate to the activity concerned. Specific plans for the allocation of resources do not extend beyond the limits of the annual White Papers on Public Expenditure. Socio-economic models and the experience of other countries are considered where these are relevant, but if my hon. Friend has specific advice to offer on other sources of useful experience, I shall be pleased to receive it.