Sexual Assault

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 1984.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 18th January 1984

In seeking your advice and guidance, Mr. Speaker, I am not being critical. I understand that if hon. Members have tabled a question they are entitled to be called. One Scottish constituency is as good as another. During Scottish Question Time we are entitled to voice our concern about matters affecting our constituencies and our constituents. The Conservatives are the minority party in Scotland, but they are the Government, and the Government are entitled to defend their record. However, they are not entitled to defend their record in Scotland at the expense of other members of this honourable House. [Interruption.] As there is a serious crisis in Scotland in the energy industry, the shipbuilding industry and the motor car industry, we as Members of Parliament are entitled to an opportunity at Question Time to ask questions—[Interruption.]