§ Mrs. Laing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with reference to the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland's report to him on the Second Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements, in which local authority areas consultants were engaged(a) to complete, (b) to validate and (c) to examine the local authorities' initial proposals to the Commission; and what was the cost of such work to the Commission. 
§ Mr. McLeish
No consultants were engaged by the Commission for the purposes mentioned for any local authority area.
From 1 July this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.