HC Deb 31 January 1996 vol 270 c799W
24. Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the effect on public finances of Scottish independence. [10811]

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I am fully aware of the concerns most Scots have over the prospect of Scottish independence and how it would endanger the funding advantage that Scotland derives from the Union.