§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has made any calculation of the number of Scottish hon. Members who could not reach Edinburgh from their constituencies by 10.15 am on a Monday by public transport, starting on the same Monday.
§ Mr. Younger
I accept that travel to meetings of the Scottish Grand Committee in Edinburgh on Monday mornings may pose particular problems for right hon. and hon. Members representing some Scottish constituencies. In a very few of these cases it may prove difficult or impossible to reach Edinburgh in time if the journey is started on the same day, but it appears from our consultations that, on balance, Monday would be the least inconvenient day upon which to hold these meetings.