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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

– in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 13th December 1988.

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Ordered,That the draft Grants by Local Housing Authorities (Appropriate Percentage and Exchequer Contributions) Order 1989 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Neubert.]

factual statement referring to the comments, on the record, of the SNP on Tayside regional council, that the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond) said, "It's all lies." I am sure that you would want him to explain that he was not suggesting that my hon. Friend was telling lies when he gave that factual report.

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

Let me deal with the matter. I was listening carefully to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mrs. Fyfe) and I was trying to interpret "twit"—what I understood to be an endearing term in Scotland although it is less so in England—so I did not hear what else was going on. Does the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan want to correct that?

Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Deputy Leader, Scottish National Party

Yes. The word I used was "rubbish" and I am happy to stick to that.

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

In that spirit, we shall move on.

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