Results 1–20 of 514 for speaker:Mr Alexander Hendry

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Snow Ploughs ( 9 Mar 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many rotary and air-blowing snow ploughs are available for use on roads in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Snow Ploughs ( 9 Mar 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that that number is inadequate in view of the indiscriminate closure of railway lines by his right hon. Friend the former Minister of Transport, and will he take immediate steps to increase the number?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Upper Deeside and Glen Feshie (Road) ( 9 Mar 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has reached a decision on the proposed road joining Upper Deeside and Glen Feshie, in view of the statement by the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland on 19th March, 1965, that this road should be considered in the context of the Scottish Economic Planning Board's study of the Highlands.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Upper Deeside and Glen Feshie (Road) ( 9 Mar 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that a year is far too long a time to consider this road which is vital to the interests of the north of Scotland? The trouble is not lack of money. Will he therefore use the short time available to him to persuade his right hon. Friends in the Treasury to disgorge some money?

Petition: Deeside Railway (Passenger Services) ( 3 Mar 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I beg to ask leave to present a petition, bearing to be signed by some 577 residents of the Deeside district of Scotland, which shows that in 1963 the British Railways Board proposed to withdraw the passenger services from the Deeside Railway; that numerous objections were lodged to that proposal on the ground of hardship to the travelling public and the welfare of the district; that, in...

Petition: Deeside Railway (Passenger Services) ( 3 Mar 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: —gave his consent in disregard of the recommendation, Wherefore your petitioners pray that legislation be introduced to enable the Minister of Transport to withdraw the consent given by her predecessor in disregard of the advice of the Transport Users' Consultative Committee to the withdrawal of passenger services on the Deeside Railway; and that powers be granted in due course to a...

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: This is not a momentous Amendment. It reflects, as the hon. Gentleman said, on an Amendment which was made in Committee. That Amendment was drafted by me. I would have accepted that my drafting was perhaps imperfect, although the hon. Gentleman has not said that. I gather that he is seeking to achieve uniformity. Although I prefer the wording of the Clause as it stands, I reciprocate the...

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I am most grateful to the Under-Secretary for his endeavour to meet the arguments put earlier on this subject. Amendment No. 6 was a genuine attempt to simplify the wording of the Government's own Amendment. I take his point, and I am extremely glad to hear that local authorities in Scotland are trying to speed up the issue of rate demand notices, because the situation in Scotland is very...

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I simply confine myself to thanking the Under-Secretary for his recommendations of the House. I am very glad that I have been able at least to shorten his Bill.

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I have had the advantage of discussing these Amendments with the Under-Secretary. I understood him to have some misgivings about the obscurity of the verbiage, but I believe that these Amendments improve and clarify the Bill. I therefore commend them to the House.

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill: Clause 9. — (Interpretation.) (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I beg to move Amendment No. 46, in page 18, line 10, to leave out "heritages" and insert "heritage". The purpose of this Amendment is to alter the interpretation Clause in such a way as to make it meaningful. The word "hereditament" is completely and utterly unknown to the law of Scotland. The Government have recognised that and have put an interpretation of that word in the Bill where it...

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill: Clause 9. — (Interpretation.) (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I could have expected many things from the Government, but I did not think that their ineptitude was such that they could not correct a grammatical mistake. Let this grammatical mistake be their monument.

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill: Clause 9. — (Interpretation.) (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: The hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Ogden) described this as a very good Bill. I hope that the Minister heard him and has chalked up a good mark to him. If the hon. Member thinks that this is a very good Bill then his standard must be pretty low. I would rather describe it as a mixed Bill, rather like the curate's egg—good in parts and very bad in other parts. It is like an egg...

Orders of the Day — Rating Bill: Clause 9. — (Interpretation.) (24 Feb 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: That is a matter of taste. One part of the Bill provides for the payment of rates by instalments and the other gives certain rebates for persons in need. Particularly in the first part, the Bill, as has been said, is a lost opportunity. The Bill is very imperfect as far as Scotland is concerned and it could have been very much better with a little thought. For Scotland, the Bill produces a...

Orders of the Day — Estate Agents Bill (28 Jan 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I hope that the hon. Member for Glasgow, Govan (Mr. Rankin) will forgive me if I do not follow his argument. I want to be brief and make only one or two points. The Bill is a United Kingdom Bill, which includes Scotland. It has caused a great deal of alarm in Scotland, where conditions are quite different from those in England and Wales. In Scotland there is nothing which corresponds to the...

Orders of the Day — Estate Agents Bill (28 Jan 1966)

Mr Alexander Hendry: That is true, but although the Bill provides that at least four members are to be appointed by the Secretary of State it does not specify which Secretary of State, and I suggest that at least one member should be specifically appointed by the Secretary of State for Scotland. The other point which causes me a certain amount of trouble is the fact that the composition of the council definitely...

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways: Withdrawn Services ( 1 Dec 1965)

Mr Alexander Hendry: asked the Minister of Transport how many railway stations and what length of line were closed to passenger traffic in the past 12 months.

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways: Withdrawn Services ( 1 Dec 1965)

Mr Alexander Hendry: On reflection, is not the Minister ashamed of the appalling devastation revealed by those figures which in the north of Scotland have come to be known as "Fraser's axe" and which are in direct contrast to the policy of his predecessor, who took some account of social considerations? Before closing any more lines, will the right hon. Gentleman accept my invitation to come to the north of...

Temporary Import Charge (29 Nov 1965)

Mr Alexander Hendry: Over the centuries Britain built up a reputation of being not only a great trading nation but a nation whose word was its bond. It seems that the integrity which we built up over many years of hard and honest trading virtually disappeared a year ago with the imposition of this monstrous surcharge. One need only go abroad and speak with people who have been our customers for many years to...

Temporary Import Charge (29 Nov 1965)

Mr Alexander Hendry: I agree, Mr. Speaker, and I will not repeat what I said earlier. However, I hope that the Minister representing the Board of Trade will take the trouble of reading in the OFFICIAL REPORT what I said. He should at least do that, even if he is not prepared to come to the House to hear my comments. I was pointing out that these businessmen deliberately did not give their orders to this country...


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