Mr Hamish Watt

Former MP for Banffshire

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Prime Minister (Engagements) 3 Apr 1979

    Now that the principle has been established that Governments may reduce the existing MCAs themselves, will the Government look at the policy that my party has long advocated of a gradual reduction, and not a sudden and severe reduction, in MCAs? Will he say when the Council will realise that the CAP will never work? While it is costly to the British taxpayer now, it will be much more costly...
  • British Ambassador, the Hague 22 Mar 1979

    When shall we have an opportunity to debate the Expenditure Committee's report on the fishing industry? Is the Leader of the House aware that the present state of uncertainty cannot continue, as many boatbuilders in my constituency are threatened with redundancy?
  • Private Business: Milking Herd 15 Mar 1979

    Can the Minister tell British dairy farmers, and more particularly their bankers, why they should continue to invest in milk production when costs are increasing by 17 per cent., when money is costing 16 per cent. and when the best that the Minister can offer is a 5 per cent. devaluation of the green pound?

More of Mr Hamish Watt’s recent appearances


Former MP for Banffshire

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

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