HC Deb 11 June 1980 vol 986 c185W
Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the results of his Department, after 13 months of the present Government, in achieving the policy programme which he set it on assuming office.

Mr. Younger

The Scottish Office is making good progress in fulfilling the objectives set out in the Conservative manifesto for Scotland 1979. The Government's main objectives for the health, education and social work services are being vigorously put into effect. The Tenants' Rights etc. (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to Parliament. Police forces in Scotland are virtually up to full strength and we are taking through Parliament the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill which will clarify and strengthen police powers, and, in other respects, reform criminal procedure. A committee of inquiry has been established into the system of local government in Scotland. If my hon. Friend wishes to be informed about a particular matter of administration, I shall gladly write to him.