Orders of the Day — Scottish Development Agency Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:06 am on 21st October 1987.

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Photo of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn Sir Nicholas Fairbairn , Perth and Kinross 1:06 am, 21st October 1987

Before we get too sentimental about Dundee, let us examine an example of unfairness there. The Stakis hotel on the waterfront can have five years without paying rates. Not 500 yards from it, the Angus hotel has to pay rates of half a million pounds a year. That is not a sensible system; it occurs thanks to Socialism.