Mr William Watson

Former MP for Dunfermline District of Burghs

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Scotland (Devolution) 16 Nov 1949

    I have listened to the complaint made from the opposite side of the House about the change that has taken place in Scottish administration through the nationalised industries. I wonder just how much truth there is in that plea. So far as I know, before the mines were nationalised, there were national agreements and a national organisation. It is just as true to say that the miners in Scotland...
  • Orders of the Day — Scotland (Devolution) 16 Nov 1949

    As a matter of fact, gas and electricity are only now being mentioned when the right hon. and gallant Gentleman opposite refers to nationalised industries, but we were thinking mainly of coal and the railways.
  • Orders of the Day — Scotland (Devolution) 16 Nov 1949

    At any rate, in the two industries to which I have referred, the Scottish miners and the Scottish railwaymen have as much say under the new set-up as they had under the old. I am not going into the questions of gas and electricity, and I will not follow the right hon. and gallant Gentleman, because I want to refer to something else.

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Former MP for Dunfermline District of Burghs

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

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