Tariff Rebate Subsidy (Northern Isles)

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 9:58 am on 12th March 1997.

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Photo of Mr Phil Gallie Mr Phil Gallie , Ayr 9:58 am, 12th March 1997

The hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Mr. McKelvey) said that this was something of an historic occasion, in that it was the first time that a report by the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs had been debated in the House. However, I believe that the Select Committee has created history since 1992. It was not constituted before 1992, and there was a gap. The hon. Gentleman is the Chairman of the Committee, and I commend him. The Committee has carried out many interesting investigations, and although I have not agreed with him on every occasion, he has always been fair and taken a positive view.