Brian H Donohoe: rose—
Brian H Donohoe: Rubbish.
Brian H Donohoe: He is clutching at straws.
Brian H Donohoe: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I have given notice of my intention to raise with you a matter of major concern. I understand that you have copies of the offending material to which I shall refer. At 4.40 pm yesterday I received a call from my local newspaper, the Irvine Times, asking me to comment on answers given to questions raised by me about the Irvine development corporation's...
Brian H Donohoe: Does the Minister accept that, if more resources had been made available to the social services, Maguire would not have been in a position to commit his crime because there would have been sufficient resources to address the problem? Should not the Minister and the Secretary of State accept some responsibility for the actions of Maguire and the murder of that young girl in Kilmarnock?
Brian H Donohoe: I intend to be brief to allow the Minister ample opportunity to reply to the many questions that my hon. Friend the Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Mr. McKelvey) has asked. My interest in the case is that Gavin McGuire is my constituent. That is no great distinction, and it is sad that I find myself speaking as the hon. Member who represents a man who has caused so much grief. This debate...
Brian H Donohoe: The Minister should give us a specific answer. Did McGuire go through that programme?
Brian H Donohoe: That is clearly important. I do not know if the Minister heard one of the experts in Scottish law dispute that fact. He said that, instead of raping and leaving a woman, someone who had already offended would be more likely on the second occasion not only to rape but to murder.
Brian H Donohoe: The Minister has not referred to some of the evidence. We have had a meeting with the Lord Advocate. It was suggested that independent evidence was taken from the police surgeon and that a professor from one of the hospitals—I suppose it was the dental hospital—suggested that there was enough evidence to convict, and that there would have been corroboration from that evidence. The...
Brian H Donohoe: Will the Minister give way?
Brian H Donohoe: The Secretary of State will be aware of the recent announcement of the closure of Robert Wilson and Sons—established in 1849 in my constituency—with the loss of 280 jobs. In those circumstances, does the Secretary of State agree that it is surely wrong to take a decision, which he has already taken, for the early wind-up of the development corporation in Irvine? The redundancies at Robert...
Brian H Donohoe: Speak up.
Brian H Donohoe: Why not?
Brian H Donohoe: I, too, will be brief. Somebody once said—the comment may well have been made by an official in the Treasury—that there were lies, damned lies and statistics. Given the Chancellor's Budget statement last week, we are now in a position to say that there are lies, damned lies, statistics and—courtesy of the Chancellor—pre-election Budgets. There is no doubt that the calculations...
Brian H Donohoe: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Brian H Donohoe: We do not have long to wait.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 21 January. 
Brian H Donohoe: Since 1989, some 25 per cent. of beds have been lost to the national health service in Scotland. Today, the senior Duke, the Duke of Hamilton, who happens to be the brother of the Minister who has responsibility for health in Scotland, told the people of Scotland that the Tories cannot be trusted with health. Does the Prime Minister agree?
Brian H Donohoe: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Brian H Donohoe: Will not the whole process of the bilateral discussions be improved and strengthened, given that the Governments of both countries have perhaps been dragging their feet in terms of the proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines? Will not attention be focused on the process in a way that it may not have been so far? That is why we have been negotiating, or attempting to...