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Scottish Office Centenary

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much it will cost to celebrate the Scottish Office's centenary; and if he will make a statement.

To mark its centenary the Scottish Office is holding a public exhibition in Inverleith House, Edinburgh from 4 July to 31 August and has arranged for the publication of a history of the Office entitled "The Thistle and the Crown". In addition I have arranged receptions for previous Ministers in the Scottish Office, past and serving members of staff and others connected with the Office. The costs directly related to the exhibition will be about £30,000: and the total expenditure is likely to be rather less than £45,000, which I believe will be money well spent.