§ Mr. Lambie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide some temporary financial assistance to Scottish race courses to enable them to survive until 1985 when the present rating difference between English and Scottish race courses is to be removed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Younger
I have no powers to make such assistance available. I understand that the Scottish Development Agency has told the race course authorities that it has no scope to make financial assistance available but has offered its management services assistance.