Mr Harry Gourlay

Former MP for Kirkcaldy

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Rates 15 May 1985

    Is the Minister aware that relief for domestic and commercial ratepayers, with which I agree, sets aside decisions by assessors? Will the Minister therefore take a further step and encourage the Scottish assessors to agree a basic system of valuation for Scotland and so prevent the assessor in Fife from going his own solitary way and deciding on his own the basis for certain properties?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: East Fife Regional Road 13 Mar 1985

    Is the hon. Gentleman aware that regional grants are a major attraction for industries corning to Fife? In view of the abolition of regional development grant assistance to Fife, will the hon. Gentleman do everything possible to expedite the construction of the East Fife regional road? Assuming that there are no objections to and no public inquiry into the compulsory purchase orders, will the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Teachers (Salaries and Conditions) 5 Dec 1984

    Is the Secretary of State aware that the dog-in-the-manger attitude towards teachers' salaries and conditions has caused many moderate minded people, and even Tory supporters, to go on strike today? Why will he not invest in Scotland's future and help to restore Scotland to its place in the educational vanguard?

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Former MP for Kirkcaldy

Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 20 April 1987 — Died

Also represented Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

Future MPs in this constituency

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