Former MP for Coatbridge
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26. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has now been able to make further inquiries into the placing of a contract by the Glasgow Corporation with Russian Oil Products for 3,000,000 gallons of petrol; whether he is satisfied that the normal sanctity of sealed tenders was not observed in this case; and what steps he proposes to take in order to ensure that public interests in...
It is not often that I speak in the House, and, as a matter of fact, I have seldom spoken at all. I rise now, not as a representative of any constituency where whisky is produced, nor as one who holds any shares in any whisky distilling concern. I want that to be thoroughly understood. I have no personal interest at all in the liquor trade. But I have a tremendous personal interest in my own...
19. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that unemployment in the jute industry is higher than in any other branch of the textile industry, and to the fact that the imports of jute sacks in the first two months of the present year were 59 per cent. higher than in the corresponding period of 1933; and what steps he proposes to take to deal...
Former MP for Coatbridge
Entered the House of Commons on 29 October 1924 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 25 October 1935 — General election
Also represented Banffshire
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