§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to make any provision for the representation of rural interests in the proposed new local enterprise boards.
§ Mr. Lang
Our proposals for Scottish Enterprise, which are currently the subject of consultation, envisage that those bidding to form the board of management for the local agency in each area will decide on their own membership. One of the criteria for assessing the bids received will of course be the extent to which the fullest possible range of local interests are involved.