§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many sessions of the proposed all-party talks on the handling of Scottish parliamentary business have taken place; and if he will list dates for future sessions and name all participants.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
I have been asked to reply.
Two. The inter-party talks were concluded yesterday and a report will now be prepared and made available to hon. Members. I took the Chair and in addition to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland the right hon. and hon. Members for the following constituencies also participated:Aberdeen, South (Mr. Sproat)Glasgow, Craigton (Mr. Millan)Dunbartonshire, Central (Mr. McCartney)Edinburgh, West (Lord James Douglas-Hamilton)Inverness (Mr. Johnston)Glasgow, Kelvingrove (Mr. Carmichael).