§ 34. Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in response to the views of the hon. Members for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles and Berwick and East Lothian (Mr. Mackintosh) and the Scottish Trade Union Congress and the deputation of local authorities which visited him on 23rd November, he will introduce legislation to establish a borders development board.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I do not think that a convincing case has been made out for establishing a separate statutory development board for this area. There are two bodies in the Borders, based on the local authorities, which are working actively with Government Departments.