asked the Secretary for Scotland what action he proposes to take to give effect to the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Local Taxation in Scotland?
My right hon. Friend is at present considering the Report of this Committee. He is not yet in a position to make any announcement as to the action he may take.
Will the right hon. Gentleman be able to make a statement on this question before the House rises, in view of the different education rates in different parishes of the same county?
There will be no undue delay, considering the complexity of the subject.