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Departmental Responsibility

Volume 12: debated on Monday 9 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland for which legislative and other measures in the Gracious Speech he will have departmental responsibility; and if he will make a statement.

As indicated in the Gracious Speech, there will be Scottish Bills in the current session of Parliament relating to local government and civic government. A Civic Government (Scotland) Bill has already been introduced in another place and a Bill about local government in Scotland will be introduced in this House as soon as possible. In addition, a Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in this House on 5 November and a Harbours (Scotland) Bill will be introduced in another place on 10 November.