§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now release additional funds to the committee of inquiry into the structure of local government to enable it to carry out an opinion survey in Dundee, asking electors if they wish to see the running of the major social services in Dundee transferred from the Tayside region to Dundee district council and so assist the committee in its work.
§ Mr. Rifkind
It is for the committee to decide how it wishes to discharge its remit. However, I expect that the committee will wish to study the written evidence which has been invited from local authorities, other interested organisations and members of the public before considering whether further information is required.