§ Mr. Efford
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of the Macpherson Inquiry recommendations; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. McLeish
The Scottish Office is currently considering the implications for Scotland of the recommendations of the Macpherson Inquiry. Our intention is to publish an action plan as soon as possible. From 1 July 1999 this will be a mater for the Scottish Parliament.
I also refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 14 April 1999, Official Report, column 146.