Mr Michael Hutchison

Former MP for Edinburgh South

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Recent appearances

  • Supplies and Services (Scotland) 23 Jan 1979

    Will the right hon. Gentleman tell the House what reply he gave to the telegram sent to him by Rankin's Fruit Markets? As the right hon. Gentleman will know, that undertaking has a large number of shops and branches, and was in considerable difficulty.
  • Orders of the Day — Supply: Preston (Compulsory Purchase Order) 7 Dec 1978

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. What does that mean exactly? I deeply resent that interruption of our proceedings from the Gallery. When you say"in custody ", do we have the power to put the miscreant in the Tower for a while? What exactly is proposed?
  • Orders of the Day — Supply: Preston (Compulsory Purchase Order) 7 Dec 1978

    I am grateful for that reply, Mr. Speaker. However, do we not have powers to be rather more strict than perhaps the police will be? The act was self-evident, and I think that from the House we should take very stern measures against such action.

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Former MP for Edinburgh South

Entered the House of Commons on 29 May 1957 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 7 April 1979 — General election

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