Mr Alexander Fletcher

Former MP for Edinburgh Central

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Recent appearances

  • Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental 13 May 1987

    I shall be brief, and I mean it—unlike the hon. Member for Glasgow, Garscadden (Mr. Dewar). I was surprised by the complaint made by the hon. Member for Garscadden, which was not about the shortage of time that is available' in this session of Parliament to discuss the legislation. It has spent many hours in Committee, in another place and in this Chamber. Presumably his objection is that,...
  • Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental 13 May 1987

    I said that I would be brief, so I shall not give way. The other parties are all proposing that we should keep the present system of domestic rates; the effect of that, as it is in Edinburgh, will be to increase again by 30 per cent. the cost of rates to many people who cannot afford that amount of tax. The Government believe that the new system is a fairer way of raising local revenue. The...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Guinness plc 13 May 1987

    Does my hon. Friend agree that Guinness is suffering from a marked shortage of genius and that it would not require much at all to fulfil the commitments that were made many times in Scotland last year to move its headquarters and jobs to Scotland? Will he tell the House what the members of the Guinness board are saying about those commitments?

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Former MP for Edinburgh Central

Entered the House of Commons on 8 November 1973 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

Also represented Edinburgh North

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