Expenditure and Taxation Levels

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 1:50 pm on 20th November 1996.

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Photo of Mr Michael Forsyth Mr Michael Forsyth , Stirling 1:50 pm, 20th November 1996

Because, unlike the hon. Gentleman, we are Unionists and because we place the interests of our country before narrow nationalism, which would impoverish Scotland and damage our public services. The hon. Gentleman is on to an idea, however. We should have a seminar, and he and the hon. Members for Hamilton (Mr. Robertson) and for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Wallace) could come along. We could study Scotland's budget and hear where the Opposition parties' priorities would lie. I would be happy to organise that—let us do it next week.