§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to give a substantive reply to the question of the hon. Member for Edinburgh, East on 6 May—[Vol 4, c. 71]; and what has been the reason for the delay.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I wrote to the hon. Member replying to his question on 21 May. The information requested was not readily available in tabular form and, 289W as I explained in my letter, its extraction and compilation involved a considerable amount of work which inevitably took time to complete.