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Public Bodies

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to introduce legislation to abolish the Clean Air Council for Scotland and the Cumbemauld, East Kilbride, Glenrothes, Irvine and Livingston New Towns Licensing Planning Committees, the Educational Panel for Independent Schools Tribunal, the Electricity Amenity Committee, the Electricity Fisheries Committee, the Peter-head Bay (Management) Company, the Scottish Committee of the Health Services Board, the Scottish River Purification Advisory Committee and the Scottish Water Advisory Committee.

Legislation, as set out below, is at present before Parliament to abolish the following bodies.


  • The Clean Air Council for Scotland
  • The Scottish Committee of the Health Service Board


  • The Local Government, Planning and Land (No. 2) Bill
  • The Health Services Bill

I intend to introduce legislation as necessary at the earliest convenient opportunity to abolish the other bodies listed by the hon. Member other than the Peter-head Bay (Management) Company which was set up under the Companies Act.