§ 31. Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received a request for the setting up of a commission on the future government of Shetland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Younger
The Shetland Islands council has conveyed to me the terms of a motion approved on 27 February requesting the early setting up of a commission to examine Shetland's constitutional status. I have not yet received the detailed submission and memorandum which, I understand, the council expects to present to me in the near future.