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Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Local Government Finance (26 Feb 1992)

Mr David Lambie: Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for calling me in what will be my last Scottish Question Time after nearly 22 years' service in the House. I take this opportunity, Mr. Speaker, to wish you well on your retirement to another place. Is the Minister aware that one of the unemployment and social black spots of Cunninghame is the three-towns area of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston? As a result of...

Ravenscraig (23 Jan 1992)

Mr David Lambie: The hon. Gentleman said that he did not behave dishonourably. I accept that he was one of the few Tory members of the Select Committee who stuck to his view, which was that he was not in favour of giving any help to Gartcosh. That is certainly correct. That was not the case with the other Conservative Members, some of whom behaved dishonourably and let us down.

Ravenscraig (23 Jan 1992)

Mr David Lambie: The hon. Member for Gordon (Mr. Bruce) should also mention the hon. Member for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro), who made a gentleman's agreement with me at that time to vote with the majority of the Committee but reneged on it. The hon. Gentleman sheds crocodile tears now, but he should have stood up and been counted then.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Ardrossan-Saltcoats-Stevenston Bypass (13 Nov 1991)

Mr David Lambie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he is going to announce the start of the Ardrossan-Saltcoats-Stevenston bypass; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Ardrossan-Saltcoats-Stevenston Bypass (13 Nov 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I suppose that I should be happy with that response. I have waited 20 years for a decision on the Ardrossan-Saltcoats-Stevenston bypass, and I am sure that the Minister will give me a favourable result before I retire at the next election. Will the Minister confirm that he has received the results of the review of the trunk road system in Scotland and that the bypass, once it has been...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill (12 Nov 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I wish to make only one or two points in the short time available to me. I am disappointed with the attendance in the Chamber today, as I was with yesterday's attendance. This Bill is the flagship of the Government's legislative programme, and Labour Members are opposing it hook, line and sinker.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill (12 Nov 1991)

Mr David Lambie: It is a six-line Whip. The general public and those who watch our proceedings on television must wonder whether we are really fighting. We should have had a general election last Thursday, rather than three by-elections. We have only to look around the Chamber to know that this Parliament is finished; it is dead. A general election last Thursday would have settled once and for all the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Health Boards (17 Apr 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on accepting the two nominations that I put forward on behalf of the Labour party and the trade union movement in Ayrshire. Those two representatives, Angela Dunbar and Joe Cahill, have served the Ayrshire and Arran health board well in the past and I am grateful that they have been re-elected.

Revenue Support Grant (Scotland) (13 Feb 1991)

Mr David Lambie: On behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for Cunninghame, North (Mr. Wilson) and myself, may I thank the Minister for his statement and for listening to the representations which we made to him? I am sure that the poll tax payers in Cunninghame will be happy with the announcement.

United States Forces (United Kingdom) (5 Feb 1991)

Mr David Lambie: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the majority of people in Scotland will be happy about the decision by the American Administration as it marks the end of a 30-year campaign to get rid of the Polaris submarine base? Thirty years ago, my wife and I and my young family took part in the many demonstrations at Dunoon, on the Holy Loch, protesting against the decision to set up the Polaris...

Housing Support Grant (Scotland) (23 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: That is not what I called for. I called for the abolition of mortgage tax relief, which is Tory party policy as recommended by the Adam Smith Institute.

Housing Support Grant (Scotland) (23 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I have little time left, so I shall make only two important points. Every hon. Member who has spoken tonight has pointed out the serious housing problem facing Scotland. More than 90 per cent. of those people who contact us at our surgeries, whether of a Labour or a Conservative Member of Parliament, have housing problems. Yet, as councillors keep telling us, we as Members of Parliament have...

Housing Support Grant (Scotland) (23 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: You are not poor.

Departmental Select Committees (21 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I speak as the last Chairman of the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs—the way things are going, I shall make the "Guinness Book of Records" as just that. I am glad to see the hon. Members for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro), for Tayside, North (Mr. Walker) and for Eastwood (Mr. Stewart) present tonight. They are previous members of the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs and I trained them to...

Departmental Select Committees (21 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I am afraid that I must agree with my hon. Friend. The Committee worked hand in hand with the previous Secretary of State for Scotland, the right hon. Member for Ayr (Mr. Younger). I saw that right hon. Gentleman earlier behind the Chair, but when he saw what was happening, he beat a hasty retreat. The Select Committee on Scottish Affairs worked well, because it not only monitored the work...

Departmental Select Committees (21 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I am trying to show the importance of the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs. Surely that is relevant to the debate.

Departmental Select Committees (21 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I agree. I followed in the tradition of my hon. Friend. I was there to co-operate. Although we had a majority of Labour Members of Parliament representing and a Conservative Secretary of State. We had to co-operate with him to get the best possible deal for Scotland, and we did just that. I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Ayr for working with us, sometimes against his friends in the...

Departmental Select Committees (21 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I might have protected the Secretary of State for Scotland because, like me, he was speaking for the future of Scotland and Scottish interests. Sometimes, Tory Secretaries of State for Scotland are the best supporters of Labour party policy that we can get in the House.[Laughter.] I used to point out to the Select Committee that, if all 13 Members wanted to question and argue with a Minister...

Departmental Select Committees (21 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: I am drawing on my experience to show the two new Select Committees that are about to be set up that the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs was too big. I am suggesting that they too may be too big. With five Members, as I recommended, we could have had discussions, and the hon. Members for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro), for Tayside, North (Mr. Walker) and for Eastwood (Mr. Stewart) could have...

Departmental Select Committees (21 Jan 1991)

Mr David Lambie: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. We are discussing—as well as the composition of other Select Committees—the future of the Scottish Select Committee. Why is no Scottish Minister present?


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