Orders of the Day — Scottish Development Agency Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:50 am on 21st October 1987.

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Photo of Mr George Foulkes Mr George Foulkes , Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 2:50 am, 21st October 1987

I think that I should make it clear— indeed, all Opposition Members want to make it clear— that we should much prefer to be speaking in the substantive debate rather to this procedural motion. However, we have heard some brilliant and eloquent speeches from Members such as my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley, South (Mr. Buchan), who made a model speech. It was perfectly in order throughout, eloquent and with some brilliant rhetoric. It was also totally grammatical — unlike those of other hon. Members, as my hon. Friend pointed out earlier when I strayed from my normal grammar.