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Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Steel Industry (13 May 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will next meet the chairman of the British Steel Corporation to discuss the tube manufacturing side of the steel industry in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Steel Industry (13 May 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: When the hon. Gentleman next meets the chairman of the British Steel Corporation, will he remind him of the widely reported statement that a French company is trying to form a consortium with Clydesdale steelworks in my constituency and that, if the consortium is formed, 600 jobs will go from Clydesdale steelworks? Bearing in mind all the other redundancies that have taken place in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Yts (12 May 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: asked the Paymaster General how many people are presently engaged in the YTS in Britain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Yts (12 May 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: Will the hon. Member recognise once and for all that youngsters who participate in a scheme finish up on the unemployment scrap heap? Will he also confirm that if, by some miracle, his party wins the general election—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Yts (12 May 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: That is the first time, Mr. Speaker, that I have been given a standing ovation. Will the Minister now confirm that if, by some miracle, his party becomes the Government after the next election, one third of those youngsters will be coerced into the scheme, and, if they do not allow themselves to be coerced, there will be nothing further at the end of the road?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Caterpillar Tractors Ltd. (8 Apr 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: The Minister is aware that Caterpillar is in my constituency and that some of my parliamentary colleagues and I have met him on several occasions concerning this closure. Will the Minister now take on board the suggestion that he should attempt some initiative to try to get the management, preferably at American level, to meet the shop stewards at the factory — despite the fact that they...

Business of the House (26 Mar 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: Will the right hon. Gentleman find time next week to discuss the atrocious and unforgivable closure of the Caterpillar Tractor Company in my constituency? Bearing in mind that the situation is becoming very serious indeed, it is important to have a debate in the House, in Government time if possible.

Orders of the Day — Industrial Relations (24 Mar 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: The Secretary of State for Scotland condemns the Caterpiller Tractor Company and criticises the men for the action they have taken. The men were provoked. They were promised a £62·5 million investment and then after three months the whole factory was thrown into disarray and 1,221 men lost their jobs. What would the hon. Gentleman, as a man with any backbone, do in a situation such as that?

Orders of the Day — Industrial Relations (24 Mar 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: There was a secret ballot at the outset.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Caterpillar Tractor Co. (11 Mar 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the up-to-date position regarding the proposed closure of the Caterpillar Tractor Co, Tannochside; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Caterpillar Tractor Co. (11 Mar 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: Is the Secretary of State aware of reports that a circular letter has been sent to all the employees in the factory saying that if they do not stop their illegal sit-in they will receive notice to quit their jobs without redundancy payments? When will he have the meeting which he promised the workers he would have outside the factory? As it is in my constituency, I want to be at that meeting....

Business of the House (5 Mar 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: I underline the request made by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition for a debate on the drastic closure of the Caterpillar tractor factory in my constituency. As the right hon. Gentleman is aware, it has been widely reported that the Prime Minister sent two letters to the company in America. Can the right hon. Gentleman or the Prime Minister divulge the company's reply so that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Caterpillar Co., Uddingston (25 Feb 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: As the Minister has correctly said, he met the president of Caterpillar in London about the proposed closure. Since that meeting has he made any overtures to the Americans, because there is no possible chance of anything happening if he does business with the local management? Their jobs are also on the line. Does the hon. Gentleman not think that at this stage the Government should try every...

Business of the House (19 Feb 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: Bearing in mind that the Prime Minister has written to the Caterpillar tractor company in America about the drastic closure of the Caterpillar plant in my constituency, will the right hon. Gentleman seriously consider the request made by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition for a debate on this serious matter? As the right hon. Gentleman is aware, 1,221 people at the factory have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Prosperity (11 Feb 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: The hon. Gentleman will be aware that since the new year statement by the Secretary of State for Scotland on the potential boom in Scotland the Caterpillar tractor company has decided to draw stumps and close the factory en bloc. Since then there have been further redundancies in my constituency. Is it not about time that we had a statement from the Minister or from the Secretary of State as...

Housing and Homelessness (10 Feb 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: rose in the place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.

Business of the House (5 Feb 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: Will the Leader of the House pay special attention to the request by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition on the Caterpillar tractor company? Will he bear in mind that that company acted ruthlessly and viciously from square one? Will the right hon. Gentleman ensure that a statement is made by the Secretary of State for Scotland, because he was involved in discussions with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Job Creation (3 Feb 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: Is the Minister aware that instead of creating jobs in my constituency there has been a demolition job, with the ruthless closure of the Caterpillar Tractor Company, without any consultation with the union, and that 1,221 jobs are involved? If the Minister obtains all the information from the Secretary of State for Scotland, he will find that the Department was taken for a buggy ride as well...

Caterpillar Tractors (Closure) (28 Jan 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: It is most unusual for an hon. Member to have an Adjournment debate on a factory in another hon. Member's constituency, but on this occasion I welcome it because it means, in essence, that the Government very much condemn the action taken by the Caterpillar management. I have been associated with Caterpillar since 1956. As a member of a local authority, I greatly assisted it. We gave it every...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Steel Industry (14 Jan 1987)

Mr Jimmy Hamilton: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will next meet the chairman of British Steel Corporation to discuss the steel industry in Scotland.


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