§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the planning proposal currently before him for the pedestrianisation of Paisley town centre; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Paisley town centre steering group has inquired when a decision would be made on my right hon. Friend's consent to the making of this order and my hon. Friend, the Minister for Industry and Local Government discussed the matter with the hon. Member and the hon. Member for Paisley, North (Mrs. Adams). Explanation of the reasons for rejecting the objections lodged against the scheme have been sought from Strathclyde regional council. Subject to the provision of satisfactory explanation there is no reason why prompt progress should not be made with the consideration of the order.