§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his statement on 12 January 1998,Official Report, column 63, when he will make a statement on the position of the Scottish Parliament and broadcasting. 
§ Mr. McLeish
[holding answer 16 January 1998]: The Scotland Bill provides for broadcasting to be reserved. The White Paper indicated that the Scottish Parliament will be able to invite broadcasters operating in Scotland to give evidence to it. The provisions in the Bill are consistent with that. There will be opportunities to debate broadcasting in the Committee and subsequent stages of the Bill.