§ 36. Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his policy towards the issues raised in the recent publication, "No Turning Back," on Scottish separation, a copy of which has been sent to him.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The concept of Scottish independence in Europe as proposed in this pamphlet written by the right hon. Member for Glasgow, Govan (Mr. Sillars) is no more than a useful slogan adopted by the right hon. Gentleman and his colleagues as a device to avoid their party appearing to have a separatist identity. I also note the hon. Gentleman's advocacy in that pamphlet of a power of direct taxation for the European Parliament.