§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made towards the implementation of the Registered Establishments (Scotland) Act 1987; and when a date for the completion of implementation will be reached.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Consultations are in progress on the upper limits on fees to be charged by local authorities in connection with registration and inspection. Subject to the outcome, I hope to introduce orders dealing with maximum fees and the commencement of the Act at an early date.