Alistair Darling, MP, PC
The Labour Party
House of Commons
I am writing to ask if we can change the date of our debate.
As I am sure you will understand, the period of the Commonwealth Games will be extremely busy for members of the Scottish government.
There will be many Commonwealth guests in Glasgow and Edinburgh during this time including High Commissioners, heads of government, heads of state and many businessmen. As you can imagine I am hoping to have as many meetings as possible with these dignitaries in order to promote Scotland and Scottish products to them hopefully to the benefit of Scotland regardless of the outcome of the referendum.
I would be happy to rearrange the debate for after the Games.
As your organisation, Better Together and the most senior serving UK minister in Scotland have pointed out, you have indicated that you are available at any time, in any place to debate this important matter with me, I am sure that you will be able to fit a debate, after the Games, into your busy parliamentary and constituency schedules.
I look forward to your positive reply.