Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: Is the Minister aware that in the six hospitals serving the city of Glasgow, one of which also serves his area, when a nurse reports sick she is not replaced, thereby making the staff shortage even greater and putting patients at risk? What is he going to do about it?
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet COSLA to discuss the provision of local government services in Scotland.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: Will the Secretary of State explain his refusal to appoint a committee to investigate the local government changes in Scotland? Did he take the decision upon himself, or did he authorise Vance and Owen to come to Scotland and build safe Tory havens there?
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he intends to take to measure and reduce the health risk to children of living in damp public sector housing.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: I thank the Minister for that somewhat idiotic reply. We have had many surveys of housing in Scotland and yet nothing has been done to alleviate the suffering of the people of Scotland from damp housing, the high mortality rates of children who live in damp housing, and the schooling of kids in Scotland which is affected. All this, and all we get from the Minister is the same rubbish every...
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: Some people dodge taxes.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: It is big business.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12 May.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: What pressure has the Prime Minister put on President Bush in relation to the British soldiers who were massacred in the friendly fire incident and to fulfil the promise to their relatives? Will he tell them why nothing has been done in that respect? What does he intend to do in the future to bring that sorry state of affairs to an end?
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to combat short-termism among investors in British industry.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: Does the Minister agree that it is a disgrace, when British industry is striving desperately to find a starting point for recovery, that the Government have not provided tax incentives for investment in industry?
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he intends to have discussions about the Cyprus problem with his European Community colleagues.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: I thank the Minister for his reply. Is it not time that the Government stood up and were counted by telling the Turkish Government to remove their troops from occupied Cyprus and saying that if they do not do so the British Government will veto any attempt by Turkey to join the EC?
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to meet the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to discuss financial problems of local authorities.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: Surely all right hon. and hon. Members agree that the poll tax is the most obnoxious ever devised by man. Does not the Minister agree that the poorest and neediest—old-aged pensioners, and the unemployed—should have received a 100 per cent. guaranteed rebate since the tax started, and that those who have been forced to pay 20 per cent. of their poll tax should receive refunds?
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the use of animals in the development and testing of cosmetics. The Bill would end animal testing for cosmetic purposes. I am asking the Government to give offical support to a view that is widely held by hon. Members and their constituents. In the 1988–89 Session, more than 300 hon. Members from all parties signed...
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: rose——
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17 December.
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: Will the Prime Minister promise the House that no senior citizen, sick or disabled person need die from hypothermia or any illnesses resulting from it because they do not have the money to heat their homes? Does the Prime Minister agree that the elderly, sick and disabled should automatically receive a heating allowance every winter instead of having to go cap in hand to the Government? Does...
Mr Jimmy Dunnachie: Tobacco kills—so does alcohol.