Results 1–20 of 4209 for speaker:Hon. John Maclay

Post Office Savings Bank (Location) (25 Mar 1964)

Hon. John Maclay: Is my right hon. Friend aware that his statement will give great satisfaction to everyone who is interested in achieving a better balance of employment opportunities throughout the country, and that it will give particular satisfaction north of the Border? Is my right hon. Friend further aware that those members on the staff of the Savings Bank who move to Glasgow in due course will receive...

Orders of the Day — Peerage Bill: Clause 4. — (Scottish Peerages.) (27 Jun 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: Before we part from the Clause I hope that the Leader of the House will give just a little guidance on the reason for its inclusion in the Bill. I think that he will be with us in a moment, and I should like him to hear this argument. The origin of the Clause is paragraphs 7 to 14 of the Report of the Joint Committee. Paragraph 8 of that Report gives a cogent reason for changing the practice...

Orders of the Day — Peerage Bill: Clause 4. — (Scottish Peerages.) (27 Jun 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: May I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply? I hasten to assure the two members of the Select Committee who have spoken that I in no way intended to cast any reflection on the amount of care and attention they would give to anything that happens north of the Border as well as anywhere else. I was anxious that this point should be ventilated, because it is a very big change to have in a...

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (20 Jun 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: Ithank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. I did not realise that he had passed from a certain part of his speech. I wanted to ask him about his general remarks. He described with considerable vividness the great approach which the party opposite would have to this very difficult problem. The transition from the old to the new economy is something which I think the horn. Gentleman will admit...

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (20 Jun 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: The point I wish to make is that, if course, we have had a remarkable degree of co-operation from industry. What, apparently, the hon. Gentleman would not agree is that the structural change which must take place in Scotland is financially and economically extremely difficult. A very marked degree of co-operation has been emerging. Although I, of course, regret the present unemployment...

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (20 Jun 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: That sort of statement is made too often. Does the hon. Member really believe for one minute that Scotland could have contracted out of the general recession over the rest of the country?

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (8 Apr 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: In the years during which I have been a Member of the House of Commons, which are now rising in number, the nature of my interests and latterly my duties have meant that I have spoken on a remarkable variety of subjects. Nevertheless, I have been thinking back as accurately as I can, and I believe that this is the first time that I have ever taken part in a Budget debate, so I hope that the...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (8 Apr 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: I have had some experience of what happened under the working of both, and I can assure the hon. Member it was a great improvement. Let no one write down the value of the £81 million. May I give the Scottish figures, which I think are more or less up to date? To the end of February Scotland had had approvals of £42 million out of that £81 million, with a potential employment of 32,000. Of...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (8 Apr 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: Hon. Members opposite have asked the impossible—that within three years our capital investment should have been translated into equating the employment figures of Scotland with those of England. I have never claimed, and I think that no Minister has ever claimed, that it could be done in that period. What the Government have been doing through the years is to try to alter the basic...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (8 Apr 1963)

Hon. John Maclay: I did not say that nothing could be done to help the area. I warned the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mr. T. Fraser) against ever setting up a Government-sponsored corporation to run a complex paper mill in the Western Highlands.

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (19 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: No, Winchester.

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (19 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: I do not want to interrupt the hon. Member because I have sworn not to speak this afternoon, but he must not misquote me. If he will look carefully he will find that I said it was from 1959 to 1961.

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (19 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: May I make this absolutely clear? Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will read HANSARD more accurately in future and not use figures quoted by me without getting them correct.

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (19 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: This is a small point, but it is a question of accuracy. I am quoting from HANSARD: In two years, from 1959 to 1961, there was a net gain of about 30,000 jobs in Scotland."— [OFFICIAL REPORT, 11th July, 1962; Vol. 662. c. 1349.]

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (19 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: The whole point is that it was made very clear that the year 1961–62 was not a good year.

The Scottish Economy (11 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Scottish economy. The Scottish Division of the National Coal Board is today making public a review of the prospects of Scottish collieries up to 1966, which they are discussing with the trade unions. It shows that a substantial number of Scottish collieries have good prospects and will increase their manpower, that...

The Scottish Economy (11 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: The hon. Gentleman has asked a number of questions. I should make it clear, first, in reply to his sweeping attack on the Government's record, that the Government have a good deal to be proud of in the work that they have done to bring new employment to Scotland in the last few years. In two years, from 1959 to 1961, there was a net gain of about 30,000 jobs in Scotland. What is more, in the...

The Scottish Economy (11 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: The hon. Member will appreciate, if he looks again at my opening statement, that I made it very clear that one of the inevitable consequences of all this was a net loss of jobs in Scotland. It is clear that the Government are looking forward, because this is a programme for the next four or five years. We are doing precisely what the hon. Member asks that we should do. We are trying to see in...

The Scottish Economy (11 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: I cannot accept for one minute that there has been no success in the past. Growth has certainly been known in the years 1959–61 when there was a net gain of 30,000 jobs in Scotland, and in a great many industries which have a real growth potential. It must not be forgotten that we have managed to get the motor car industry back to Scotland and that there has been a steady advance in a great...

The Scottish Economy (11 Jul 1962)

Hon. John Maclay: It is not practicable, for the reasons I have indicated, to give details pit by pit or area by area because, as my hon. Friend will appreciate, there is still a considerable element of uncertainty about which pits will close and which will not close. As soon as we have more positive information we can act in the areas which are particularly concerned. As for the first part of my hon....


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