§ Mr. Norman Hogg
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has received from Cumbernauld and Kilsyth concerning his proposals for the future structure of local government; how many of these representations favour his proposals; and how many favour Cumbernauld and Kilsyth becoming part of the proposed east Dunbartonshire council.
§ Mr. Stewart
Some 70 individual letters have been received from Cumbernauld and Kilsyth on the proposal to include the area within the proposed north Lanarkshire authority. In addition, about 4,000 postcards and petition signatures have been submitted. Most of these representations have asked specifically for the Kilsyth area to be included in the proposed east Dunbartonshire council.