§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the implications for Scotland of the 16th report of the Public Accounts Committee on the "Registration of Charities in England and Wales", and if he will introduce a system of public registration of charities in Scotland.
Lord James Douglas Hamilton
The report related exclusively to the monitoring and control of charities in England and Wales. My right hon. and learned Friend intends to issue a consultative document on the supervision of charities in Scotland, seeking views on a range of options including the possibility of establishing a public register of Scottish charities.