Orders of the Day — Scottish Development Agency Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:19 am on 21st October 1987.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Deputy Leader, Scottish National Party 2:19 am, 21st October 1987

I shall continue my theme of memoirs. If the hon. Gentleman consults the memoirs of the Prime Minister of the time, he makes it clear that on that occasion he was not frightened of the SNP's approach to the devolution legislation — he was frightened of the Labour Back Benches. If anyone wishes to dispute that, he should take it up with the former Labour leader.