Results 1–20 of 253 for speaker:Mr John Corrie

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Civil Nuclear Power (13 May 1987)

Mr John Corrie: If nuclear power were phased out in Scotland, what effect would it have on employment in the generating industry? What effect could it have on employment outside the generating industry because of increased costs?

Agriculture (23 Apr 1987)

Mr John Corrie: Although I cannot accept much of what the hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Miss Maynard) said, it is only fair to pay tribute to her enormous work in the House in championing the cause of farm workers in the years that she has been a Member of Parliament. I understand that she is to retire from the House at the next election. We wish her all the very best in whatever she does after the...

Higher Education (Scotland) (1 Apr 1987)

Mr John Corrie: Will any organisations have a right to serve on the Scottish committee, or will they simply have to take their chance? Does my right hon. and learned Friend hope to see employers' organisations on the committee, so that there is some industrial input, in these days when we require more industry?

Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (11 Feb 1987)

Mr John Corrie: Even worse than that, is it not a fact that the Opposition intend to rate agricultural buildings, which would mean a severe curtailment of the income of farmers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry Commission (Planting Policy) (11 Feb 1987)

Mr John Corrie: I support what the hon. Member for Cunninghame, South (Mr. Lambie) has said. Could not many areas in Scotland be planted with coniferous trees without spoiling the environment? I support any move to put in hardwood trees, but if land is set aside for such trees, should not agriculture have some compensation for the output of that land?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry (14 Jan 1987)

Mr John Corrie: Is my hon. Friend aware that the NCC is designating as SSSIs areas which might contain something of interest so that they cannot be planted? Is that not a gross misuse of present legislation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Steel Industry (14 Jan 1987)

Mr John Corrie: When my right hon. and learned Friend speaks again to the chairman of the British Steel Corporation, will he tell him of the disappointment of some steel workers in my constituency who have been made redundant and have not yet been given help with retraining or received their redundancy money, although it is well over a year since the plant closed? Can my right hon. and learned Friend speed...

Public Expenditure (Scotland) (9 Dec 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I warmly congratulate my right hon. and learned Friend on his statement. I welcome especially the extra expenditure for the National Health Service. Will it cover the refurbishing of older hospitals as well as new build? I also welcome the £750,000 for the agricultural advisory services, which will be extremely welcome in agricultural areas. How does my right hon. and learned Friend see...

Teachers' Pay and Conditions (Scotland) (30 Oct 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I also warmly congratulate my right hon. and learned Friend on the statement. I assure him that parents throughout Scotland will be delighted. May we now expect that an agreement will have to be reached by 1 January, or will talks go on beyond that date and the backdating of pay take place if an agreement has not been reached?

Sheep (Radioactivity) (24 Jul 1986)

Mr John Corrie: Where the main market for the whole region happens to be in an affected area and breeding stock is coming in from surrounding areas, will that stock be able to go in to the market and then go back out again, or will the market be shut?

Sheep (Radioactivity) (24 Jul 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I thank the hon. Member for Caernarfon (Mr. Wigley) for raising this debate. It is appropriate that it should be held on the day when the Minister has announced compensation. I look forward to hearing more about that in future. I hope that hon. Members from Wales will not mind if another Member from a Celtic fringe takes part in the debate. This matter has affected me personally and I have...

Rate Support Grant (Scotland) (23 Jul 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I warmly welcome the fact that the rate support grant has not been cut again this year, as that inevitably leads to increases in rates, although it helps to control expenditure. May I take it from the statement that, with only a few exceptions, we are now reaching the sort of expediture levels that my right hon. and learned Friend wants to see in councils in Scotland?

Tertiary Education (Scotland) (17 Jul 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I support what the hon. Member for Cunninghame, South (Mr. Lambie) said. I congratulate my right hon. and learned Friend on the skilful way in which he has reached his decision. I thank him on behalf of the people of Ayrshire and the south-west of Scotland for keeping Craigie college going. Is it not frightfully important that students go from rural areas to a rural environment college and...

Agricculture and the Rural Economy (14 Jul 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Sherwood (Mr. Stewart) on securing this debate today. I should declare an interest in that I am a practical farmer. How long that continues depends on how right my hon. Friend the Minister gets the policy over the next few years. There is no doubt that we are discussing this at a dramatic time for rural areas. I do not need to talk about the glut...

Sheepmeat (Caesium Levels) (24 Jun 1986)

Mr John Corrie: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware of the dismay that this will cause to my farmers on the island of Arran? Can the Minister give us some information about beef? Is the same sort of monitoring being done for beef animals as for sheep? What is the situation about private slaughter? Does the Order totally cover the slaughter of all sheep in these areas? Do we use the same scale of...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Crown land (17 Apr 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I am well aware that the new clauses and the schedule do not cover Scotland, but I am sure that they will be used as the basis for any legislation that comes up in the other place. I am equally sure that, because of EEC legislation, Scottish provisions could not be very different, or there would soon be complaints from English farmers that might end up in the European Court. I know that my...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Crown land (17 Apr 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I assume that it is possible to do something in the other place, and I look forward to seeing what happens there.

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Crown land (17 Apr 1986)

Mr John Corrie: No, I want to talk about the Bill. Is the hon. Gentleman offering a peerage? We all want a fair and reasonable divide between landlord and tenant, depending on the input from each party. I agree that that should not be based on any percentage figure. In any discussions, no two cases will be the same. The mess that we find ourselves in shows what happens when one tampers with production. As...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Crown land (17 Apr 1986)

Mr John Corrie: If a fanner was down to 20 per cent. below those levels, he probably should not be farming anyway. His output per hectare would not make the unit viable.

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Crown land (17 Apr 1986)

Mr John Corrie: I cannot say what will happen in the other place, but if any legislation passed by this House benefited farmers in Scotland more than those in England, I believe that we might be taken to court under EEC legislation for enacting unfair legislation. I may be wrong about that, and if so perhaps my right hon. Friend the Minister will correct me at the end of the debate. In 1983–84 a young...


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