§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Lord President of the Council how many visits were made by Select Committees to Scotland in the most recent convenient period; what the Committees were and what were the subjects of the inquiries on which they were engaged.
§ Mr. Biffen
The following visits to Scotland have been made by Select Committees since the beginning of Session 1980–81 to date:
Committee, Date and Place Subject of Inquiry AGRICULTURE 19 February 1981 Poultry Research Centre, Roslin, Midlothian Animal welfare 22, 23 March 1982 Glensaugh Research Station, Kincardineshire Auchnascraw Farm, Banffshire Financial assistance to the less favoured areas 4, 5, 6 May 1982 crofts, townships, hill farms in the Uists, Harris, Lewis, Argyllshire Financial assistance to the less favoured areas EDUCATION 29, 30 March 1982 Stirling University and Edinburgh University funding; and Public and private funding of the arts EMPLOYMENT 10 June 1981 Livingston The work of the Department of Employment group: industrial training boards 25 March 1982 Glasgow Youth unemployment and training ENERGY 29 January 1981 Hunterston Nuclear power programme 23 February 1982 Edinburgh University Wave power SCOTTISH AFFAIRS 8 January 1981 Glasgow Civil Service dispersal 16 March 1981 Edinburgh Youth unemployment and training 13 April 1981 Irvine, Ardeer Youth unemployment and training
Committee, Date and Place Subject of Inquiry 27 April 1981 Edinburgh, Glenrothes Youth unemployment and training 15 June 1981 Edinburgh Scottish public expenditure 25 June 1981 Glasgow Youth unemployment and training 9 July 1981 Glasgow Youth unemployment and training 23 September 1981 Edinburgh, Fife Youth unemployment and training 14 December 1981 Glasgow Youth unemployment and training (press conference) 22 February 1982 Arran Rural road passenger transport and ferry service 1 March 1982 Borders Region Rural road passenger transport and ferry service 15 March 1982 Islay and Jura Rural road passenger transport and ferry service 5, 6 April 1982 Shetland Rural road passenger transport and ferry service SOCIAL SERVICES 6 April 1981 Aberdeen Medical education 7 April 1981 Edinburgh Medical education