§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that his Minister of State advised the hon. Member for Glasgow, Cathcart, in a letter dated 24th May, that he had asked the chairman of the Scottish Development Agency to provide direct certain statistics requested by the hon. Member in a letter to the Minister of State dated 16th May; if, further, he is aware that no reply has yet been received; and when the request to the chairman of the Scottish Development Agency was conveyed.
§ Mr. Gregor MacKenzie
I much regret that, owing to an oversight within the Department, this request was not conveyed to the Agency at the time I wrote to the hon. Member. This omission was rectified on 18th July and I understand that the chairman has now written with the information requested.