asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local discussions have taken place with authorities in Scotland about areas and boundaries involved in the reform of local government as outlined in Command Paper No. 5483, paragraph 79.
Five discussions were arranged, to obtain fuller information on proposed boundary adjustments affecting Tain, Ross and Cromarty; Avoch, Ross and Cromarty; Lower Deeside, Kincardineshire; Auchtertool, Fife; and parishes in central Berwickshire.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many letters, postcards, or other communications he has received urging that the County of Fife should be retained as a regional unit in local government.
I have received representations in favour of regional status for Fife from 18 local authorities, 21 organisations and 28 individuals. In addition, my hon. Friend has passed to me 4,346 printed postcards and 20 letters from constituents making similar representations.