Results 1–20 of 1596 for speaker:Mr Harry Gourlay

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Rates (15 May 1985)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware that relief for domestic and commercial ratepayers, with which I agree, sets aside decisions by assessors? Will the Minister therefore take a further step and encourage the Scottish assessors to agree a basic system of valuation for Scotland and so prevent the assessor in Fife from going his own solitary way and deciding on his own the basis for certain properties?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: East Fife Regional Road (13 Mar 1985)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that regional grants are a major attraction for industries corning to Fife? In view of the abolition of regional development grant assistance to Fife, will the hon. Gentleman do everything possible to expedite the construction of the East Fife regional road? Assuming that there are no objections to and no public inquiry into the compulsory purchase orders, will the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Teachers (Salaries and Conditions) (5 Dec 1984)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Secretary of State aware that the dog-in-the-manger attitude towards teachers' salaries and conditions has caused many moderate minded people, and even Tory supporters, to go on strike today? Why will he not invest in Scotland's future and help to restore Scotland to its place in the educational vanguard?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (Kirkcaldy) (14 Mar 1984)

Mr Harry Gourlay: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will increase the special housing allocation to Kirkcaldy district council so that priority remedial work may be carried out to pre-war houses in Kirkcaldy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (Kirkcaldy) (14 Mar 1984)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware that it is the cuts imposed by the Secretary of State on the Kirkcaldy housing grant that have led to the postponement of urgent remedial work on pre-war houses because, for reasons of safety, priorities have to be changed to deal with the system-built housing in other parts of the district? Will the Minister reconsider the position to relieve the distress caused for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housebuilding (18 Jan 1984)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Under-Secretary aware that despite having sold about 6·5 per cent. of the corporation houses in Kirkcaldy district, as a result of the cut in housing grant to that area, houses that were planned to be built in 1984–85 have had to be postponed for two or three years? What relevance do his remarks about the overall provisional allocation for this year have in that context?

Orders of the Day — Rating and Valuation (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (5 Dec 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: The right hon. Gentleman claims to believe in local democracy, and his party's great slogan for many years was "set the people free", but what example is this, and how will the people in Scotland be set free? As my hon. Friend the Member for Falkirk, West (Mr. Canavan) said, though the Secretary of State may not accept this, even Tory Members and councillors are objecting to this proposal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Kirkcaldy District Council (13 Jul 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware that the average rate demand over the past five years in Kirkcaldy has been considerably less than the demands of the six comparable authorities that have been chosen by the Secretary of State for Scotland for comparison with Kirkcaldy? How can he regard the rate in Kirkcaldy as excessive and unreasonable? Will he become more objective, rather than subjective, in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Kirkcaldy (Housing Development) (4 May 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representation he has received against the relaxation of the provision of table 17 of the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1981, in respect of Barratt Edinburgh Ltd. one-apartment flats, type studio solo, proposed to be built in Kirkcaldy district; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Kirkcaldy (Housing Development) (4 May 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware that Kirkcaldy district council is bitterly opposed to these unjustified reductions in the standards of those houses, particularly the minimum basic standards? Although such houses may be acceptable in England, we in Scotland do not want rabbit hutches for living accommodation. Will the Minister at least remove relaxation for Kirkcaldy district council?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Diabetes (Treatment) (30 Mar 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is proposed that treatment for all types of diabetes will be provided in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Diabetes (Treatment) (30 Mar 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware that my question refers to a 23 year-old constituent who suffers from a form of diabetes that is, as far as we know, the only such case in Scotland? If my constituent does not receive this treatment, which has already been tried unsuccessfully in Scotland, in Vienna, the cost to the health board will be thousands of pounds, because she will require regular hospital...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Geriatric and Psychogeriatric Beds (Kirkcaldy) (2 Feb 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many additional geriatric and psychogeriatric beds, respectively, are to be provided in the Kirkcaldy area; and when he expects them to be available for patients.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Geriatric and Psychogeriatric Beds (Kirkcaldy) (2 Feb 1983)

Mr Harry Gourlay: The Minister's reply will help to alleviate the tragic conditions faced by many elderly people on the waiting list. Nevertheless, the position of those who are still waiting to use the day facilities to which he referred will be seriously aggravated because of the Government's refusal to give the necessary finance for the eight additional ambulances required to convey those patients to and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Levenmouth (Job Prospects) (28 Jul 1982)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Levenmouth covers my constituency as well, Mr. Speaker. Is the Minister aware that Henry Balfour Ltd. has about 75 per cent. of the glass lined vessel market in the United Kingdom? If that business were to go to West Germany, as is anticipated, it would be a major loss to Scotland generally and the Levenmouth area in particular. Therefore, what do the Government propose to do to try to...

Oral Answers to Questions: Local Government Reorganisation (11 Feb 1981)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware of the unsatisfactory road conditions and the frustration caused through the operation of the social work services in Scotland due to the wrong division of functions between the districts and the regional authorities? Will he agree that the minuscule report of the Stodart committee will in no way alter the position? Will he therefore consider the appointment of a...

Rate Support Grant (Scotland) (17 Dec 1980)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware that I used to regard him as a man who lived in a practical world? However, his statement shows that he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Is he aware that the Fife regional authority has boasted that it is one of the lowest rated authorities in Scotland? Because of cutbacks, and because the authority has kept down rates, there is a street in Kirkcaldy that has so many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Local Authority Expenditure (9 Jul 1980)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Minister aware that Rank Strand Electric in my constituency last week gave redundancy notices to 72 employees, and that 90 per cent. of its product is usually purchased by public authorities? Therefore, is the hon. Gentleman saying that he is prepared to continue with the cash limits in order to create unemployment in a major manufacturing industry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Assisted Area Status (11 Jun 1980)

Mr Harry Gourlay: Is the Secretary of State aware that the Levenmouth area will be deprived of its special development area status in August? Unemployment in that area is presently over 13 per cent. and rising, and an even greater number of redundancies have recently been announced. Will the right hon. Gentleman approach the Secretary of State for Industry to see that the Levenmouth area has its special...


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