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Gartcosh Steel Mill

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:39 pm on 23rd January 1986.

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Photo of Mr Russell Johnston Mr Russell Johnston , Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber 4:39 pm, 23rd January 1986

I am a member of the Standing Committee. At about 6 minutes to 1 o'clock a sittings motion was moved that the Committee should sit again at half-past 7 o'clock. Being a Scottish Member, the Secretary of State will know that when one is committed to travelling, that sort of warning is ridiculous. That is why the motion was talked out. I think that it would have been possible to have had a normal adjournment of the Committee.