§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Paymaster General whether he proposes to gather the views of 45W Scottish hon. Members on the abolition of the Scottish Tourist Board proposed in the first report of the Trade and Industry Committee 1985–86, HC 106-I; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Government's considered reply to the specific recommendations of the first report of the Trade and Industry Committee 1985–86 106-I will be delivered to Parliament in due course and will encompass the views of departments, including the Scottish Office, with a direct interest in the report's conclusions and recommendations. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland will be glad to consider the views of right hon. and hon. Members in Scotland in reaching his own views on the matters the report raises.