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Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The hon. Gentleman left when the right hon. and learned Gentleman started to speak.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The hon. Member for Cornwall, North (Mr. Pardoe) referred to the forthcoming Budget. If the Prime Minister does not make one or two announcements in the House in the fairly near future, it may be that we shall not be having a Budget on 3 April. I shall relate the history of the Scottish National Party's position on public expenditure in this Parliament. It has been fairly consistent in its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The hon. Member for Cornwall, North may take issue with me, but Cornwall and Devon do not constitute a nation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Scotland is a nation. SNP Members talk about Scotland as a nation, as England is a nation. We make the comparison accordingly. Scotland has a better export performance than that of the United Kingdom as a whole. That is not my statement; it is a statement made by the chairman of the non-political Scottish Council (Development and Industry), who recently stated that: contrary to the general...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: There may not be a Budget on 3 April.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: I may have misunderstood the hon. Gentleman. He said that the Conservative amendment states that there will have to be reductions in income tax. It states nothing of the kind.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: I invite the right hon. Gentleman to compare pages 3 and 203 of the White Paper. I ask him to compare the total public expenditure projection for 1978–79 for the United Kingdom with that for 1982–83. For the United Kingdom there is to be a 10 per cent. increase but for Scotland there will be an increase of about 6 per cent. Does he agree that Scotland is getting the rough end of the stick?

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: This is a nasty and niggardly amendment, which presumably has been tabled as punishment to the people of Scotland for actually having voted in a majority for the establishment of a Scottish Assembly.

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The hon. Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Sproat) says that the people of Scotland, by a majority of those who actually voted, did not—

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I suppose that this amendment was only to be expected from the party that actually voted against the establishment of the SDA in the first place. I note, in passing, that a similar amendment has not been tabled about the Welsh Development Agency. I can only assume that the Conservative drafting machine has broken down. It is essential that the SDA should have...

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: I think that we should get the record straight. The Scottish National Party voted for the establishment of the SDA on Second Reading. I can assure the hon. Gentleman of that.

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: I correct the hon. Member on one point. Earlier he said that the Scottish National Party had voted against the Second Reading of the Bill to set up the Scottish Development Agency. I refer him to Hansard of 25 June 1975, which shows that the SNP voted for the establishment of the Agency.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975: Questions to Ministers (13 Mar 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Mr. Douglas Crawford (Perth and East Perthshire) rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: STUC and CBI (7 Feb 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Will the right hon. Gentleman tell the CBI in Scotland and the STUC to stop pussyfooting about jobs and investment in Scotland? Will he tell them that the best way to increase jobs and investment in Scotland and to retain existing jobs at Albion Motors in Glasgow is by the direct channelling of Scottish oil revenues into the Scottish economy and not into the Westminster coffers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Roads (Gritting) (7 Feb 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has held with the relevant authorities in Tayside concerning the gritting and salting of roads during inclement weather.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Roads (Gritting) (7 Feb 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Is the Minister aware that the gritting and salting of roads on Tayside and elsewhere in Scotland was much more efficiently and speedily carried out before regionalisation? Does he, therefore, agree that the regions should be scrapped so that once again local people can provide local solutions to local problems?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Prime Minister (Engagements) (1 Feb 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 1 February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Prime Minister (Engagements) (1 Feb 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Will the Prime Minister have a word with the Chancellor of the Exchequer today and suggest that he includes in the emergency Budget, which will be inevitable in two or three weeks, proposals for the introduction of a national minimum wage? This has been SNP policy for some time. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that its introduction would at least go some way towards alleviating the...

National Health Service (Industrial Dispute) (1 Feb 1979)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Will the Secretary of State tell the Secretary of State for Scotland that there is a serious situation at Ninewells hospital, in Dundee, where a five-day all-out strike has been begun by ancillary workers? This will have serious repercussions throughout Tayside. Is this not the final example of man's inhumanity to man?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Overseas Footballers (13 Dec 1978)

Mr Douglas Crawford: I congratulate the hon. Member for West Stirlingshire (Mr. Canavan) on discovering that this place discriminates against Scotland. Will he, the Labour Party and the Conservative Party be intellectually honest with them-selves—


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