HC Deb 22 May 1980 vol 985 cc313-4W
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).