HC Deb 26 July 1979 vol 971 cc373-4W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations now consulted on Scottish oil development and if he will make a statement on their current and future roles.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Bodies within my right hon. Friend's responsibility so consulted are the Scottish Economic Council, which provides him with advice of a general nature on issues relevant to the Scottish economy, and the Fishery and Offshore Oil Consultative Group which considers matters of common concern to these industries. My right hon. Friend has no present plans to alter their roles in this regard.

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