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Scottish Business (New Standing Orders) (28 Apr 1948)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I welcome, with pleasure, the proposals submitted to the House, and I do so from the point of view of one who has had a fairly long experience in the administration of Scottish affairs. I do not propose to take up the time of the House in discussing the first Motion on the Order Paper, except to say that I agree with the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Hillhead (Mr. J. S. C....

Oral Answers to Questions — Business Premises Tenure, Scotland (Inquiry) (12 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for South Aberdeen (Lady Grant) on 22nd July.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business Premises Tenure, Scotland (Inquiry) (12 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I am aware that there are a fair number of people who are anxious to have the report of the Committee. This Committee has now completed its task of taking evidence and considering the evidence, and has promised to report as early as possible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business Premises Tenure, Scotland (Inquiry) (12 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: The answer is that no Minister can take any action until he has seen the report and considered it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Town Planning Exhibition (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I have already had this matter under consideration in consultation with the Scottish Committee of the Arts Council of Great Britain and interested local authorities, and I am hopeful of being able to arrange for the exhibition to be shown in Scotland in the spring of next year on its return from the United States.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Population Statistics (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: The estimated total population of Scotland at 30th June, 1947, was 5,138,700; of Edinburgh, 485,700; of Glasgow. 1,108,500, and of Aberdeen, 187,800.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Wool Control (Tribunals) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: The tribunals to which the hon. Member refers are set up in each area, of which Scotland is one, for dealing with appeals from farmers who consider that their wool has been undervalued on a requisition. Each tribunal consists of an equal number of authorised merchants and producers, and the chairman is the chief executive officer of the Wool Control in this area. This procedure is common to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Wool Control (Tribunals) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I will certainly look into the matter, but I am not prepared to admit that it is altogether wrong because the appeal tribunals are in fact only advisory committees, and the final decision rests not with them, but with the Wool Control acting on behalf of the responsible Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Hydro-Electric Schemes (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I am making inquiries and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as the information is available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Hydro-Electric Schemes (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: No detailed records are kept of the nationality of the men employed on the schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board, but it is estimated that, apart from prisoners of war, about 90 per cent. are Scotsmen. So far as possible the men employed are recruited from the local employment exchanges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Regional Hospital Boards (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I would refer the hon Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Kelvingrove (Mr. J. Williams) on 15th July last, of which I am sending him a copy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (Advisory Committee's Report) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: The Government have given careful consideration to the question of the improvement of existing houses, in relation to the housing programme. They remain of opinion that for the present the most urgent need is to concentrate on the building of new houses as much labour and materials as can be made available. They intend, however, to include in their housing programme provision for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (Advisory Committee's Report) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: No, Sir, the Government are doing many things with particular relation to the development and improvement of agriculture in both Scotland and England, and this is only one of the steps that we are taking in the right direction.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (Advisory Committee's Report) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: All I can say is that we will give the fullest consideration to the requirements of the rural areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (Advisory Committee's Report) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: No, Sir, the hon. and gallant Member is entirely wrong.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Western Isles (Bridge and Pier Schemes) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: The proposal to bridge the North Ford is being considered by the Minister of Transport and myself, but no decision has yet been reached. I am not in a position to give an up-to-date estimate of the cost of this project, but in 1944 the county council estimated the cost at £100,000. As regards Portnaguran Harbour, I offered last year to make a grant of £24,000 towards the cost of a scheme...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Agricultural Drainage (Committee) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: Yes, Sir, I have had this matter under consideration. In view of the importance to Scottish agriculture of adequate land drainage, I have appointed an independent Committee with the following terms of reference: To review the operation of drainage schemes carried out in Scotland under the Agriculture Act, 1937, the Land Drainage (Scotland) Acts, the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions)...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Agricultural Drainage (Committee) (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: None of these questions will be ruled out of consideration so far as the Committee is concerned.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: New Town, East Kilbride (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: In making appointments to the East Kilbride development corporation, I was anxious to secure the services of persons with wide experience in a variety of fields. While the corporation as now appointed does not include a resident of East Kilbride, I am satisfied that, in compliance with the alternative statutory requirement, it includes persons having special knowledge of local conditions there.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: New Town, East Kilbride (5 Aug 1947)

Mr Joseph Westwood: I am sorry if there is any suspicion of that kind in the minds of the people of East Kilbride. If the suspicion is there, it is not justified.


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