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My Lords, I endorse what my noble friend has said. It is important that consideration is given to the further extension, particularly to Scotland. In addition, there have been reports that China has expressed interest in taking over the construction of the high-speed link, and that it could do it more quickly and cheaply. Is that a serious proposal? Is it being looked at by the Government? If...
I think the House deserves an explanation on this occasion as well. We put through too many things on the nod in this House—recommendations from committees and so on—and only afterwards do we realise the implications of it. Increasingly, the Government should explain exactly why Motions are being considered by this House, without them being put through on the nod. I hope that the Chief...
My Lords, the House deserves a greater explanation. I am not against what is proposed, but the Chief Whip has not explained why the Bill has to get through in a day. I think there are important reasons, which as it happens I support, but it ought to be explained to the House and the public why we are taking this exceptional action—not just the technicalities of it but the principle behind it.
Labour Peer, Former Labour MSP for Lothians
Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2005
Previously MP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Ayrshire, 1979-1983 and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, 1983-2005. Opposition spokesman on European and Community Affairs, 1984-1985; on foreign affairs, 1985-1992; on defence, 1992-1993 and on overseas development, 1994-1997. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of International Development, 1997-2001; Minister of State, Scotland Office, 2001-2002. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Lothians; Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley; Ayrshire South
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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
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