Results 11301–11311 of 11311 for speaker:Lord Martin of Springburn

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow (6 Feb 1980)

Michael Martin: Will the Secretary of State accept that that independent review is most welcome? However, is it possible to extend the review's powers to examine local authorities that are involved? Is the Secretary of State aware that there is a great deal of disquiet throughout Scotland over the land deal?

Orders of the Day — Tenants' Rights, etc. (Scotland) Bill (14 Jan 1980)

Michael Martin: There is great concern in Glasgow about the Bill. People on housing waiting lists, elected members and officials of the district council are concerned because the Government have failed to consult them. The district council there has 180,000 houses in its stock and the Government have had one meeting only with the district council—one meeting with representatives of a city which has many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Devolution (19 Dec 1979)

Michael Martin: Is the Secretary of State aware that local authority housing contracts have been held up by the SDD? Will he give us an assurance that the Government are not using the SDD to delay housing contracts and modernisation contracts submitted by the Scottish Special Housing Association, such as those in the Balornock and Robroyston area? Will he also give an assurance that he will investigate...

Cambodia (6 Dec 1979)

Michael Martin: Like my hon. Friend the Member for West Lothian (Mr. Dalyell), I, too, was heartened by the response within my constituency. I have received a great deal of correspondence and representation to urge the Government to do what they can. I understood that in his statement a few weeks ago the Minister said that the contribution of the Government was £4 million. If that is so—and that is my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Bangladesh (31 Oct 1979)

Michael Martin: asked the Lord Privy Seal what cuts he proposes in the aid programme to Bangladesh.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Bangladesh (31 Oct 1979)

Michael Martin: Is the Minister aware that all the major Christian denominations in Scotland are compiling a petition urging the Government to raise their overseas aid figure to 0·7 per cent. of the gross national product to help such countries as Bangladesh? Will the Minister give the House an assurance that he will seriously consider the petition when he is presented with it?

Unfair Dismissal (24 Jul 1979)

Michael Martin: I have listened to the debates on the two orders that have been before the House and I am astonished that Conservative Members have not mentioned the plight of workers who may face unfair dismissal. We have been asked to cry over the problems of small business men, but no mention is made of those who are likely to be dismissed by small employers. My experience is that small employers are...

Unfair Dismissal (24 Jul 1979)

Michael Martin: We are interested not only in creating jobs but in creating secure jobs in good working conditions. It is useless to create jobs in firms where an employer can tell a worker that he will be on the dole by Christmas. My hon. Friends have been accused of having no experience of the running of businesses. That is certainly true of me, but I have experience of being made redundant two or three...

Unfair Dismissal (24 Jul 1979)

Michael Martin: —where laymen—

Unfair Dismissal (24 Jul 1979)

Michael Martin: The tribunals should be places where laymen from both sides of industry are able to take their grievances and have them heard fairly. There is enough work in the courts for lawyers without their being given the tribunals as well. It is claimed that six months is not enough time in which to assess a worker. But a week, two weeks at the most, is enough time to assess whether a man is a decent...

Orders of the Day — Housing and Local Government (17 May 1979)

Michael Martin: It is a privilege to represent the Glasgow, Springbum constituency. I have lived in the constituency for more than 13 years, and before that I resided in the neighbouring constituency. Therefore, I know of the good work that my predecessor, Dick Buchanan, has done for the area. I was pleased to learn that he was held in high regard in the House. He had many fine qualities. I was always...

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