§ Mr. Dunnachie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will accept the recommendations made to him by COSLA concerning those on low incomes and the effects of the community charge; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland is at present considering the various recommendations made to him recently by COSLA. Some of these fall within the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Security whom we will be consulting before we respond to COSLA.