§ Mr. Pollock
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to publish the McDowall-Begg report on the impact of oil on traditional industries; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
My right hon. Friend is presently considering the report, which was commissioned from Mr. Stuart McDowall and Dr. Hugh Begg, on the performance and prospects of industries in areas affected by oil developments. The report and the Government's conclusions on it will be published in due course.