Woodside

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th March 1978.

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Photo of Mr Douglas Crawford Mr Douglas Crawford , Perth and East Perthshire 12:00 am, 15th March 1978

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next intends to visit Woodside.

Photo of Mr Gregor Mackenzie Mr Gregor Mackenzie , Rutherglen

My right hon. Friend has at present no plans to do so.

Photo of Mr Douglas Crawford Mr Douglas Crawford , Perth and East Perthshire

Is the Minister aware of local feeling about the shocking, monstrous and scandalous state of the A94 oil route through Woodside? When will he channel some of the revenues from Scottish oil into making the A94 a proper road?

Photo of Mr Gregor Mackenzie Mr Gregor Mackenzie , Rutherglen

I am bound to say that when the hon. Member asks this sort of shot-in-the-dark Question I shall give the answer that I always give. If he puts down a specific Question on the Order Paper, I shall answer it.

Photo of Mr Robert Hughes Mr Robert Hughes , Aberdeen North

Will the Minister visit Woodside, which is part of my constituency of North Aberdeen, where he will see great changes taking place? He will see the building of many houses to benefit the people of Aberdeen and great interest in the National Health Service, which also benefits the people of Aberdeen. In fact, Woodside encapsulates the future of the Labour role in Scotland and, therefore, it should be commended to all other Woodsides in the country.

Photo of Mr Gregor Mackenzie Mr Gregor Mackenzie , Rutherglen

As my hon. Friend points out, there are a great many Wood-sides in Scotland. I am sure that the hon. Member for Perth and East Perthshire (Mr. Crawford) will bear this in mind when he next puts down a Question. The points made by my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeen, North (Mr. Hughes) were very sensible, and I am sure that he will still be sitting for that constituency after the next General Election. Perhaps he may even be joined by a colleague from Perth and East Perthshire on this side of the House.

Photo of Mr Teddy Taylor Mr Teddy Taylor , Glasgow Cathcart

Will the Minister visit Perth and East Perthshire rather than Aberdeen, North—

Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West

Order. Questions will get completely out of order if hon. Members switch around like that.