Results 221–240 of 780 for speaker:Mr Douglas Crawford

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Economic Prospects (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: As a member of the only party that has consistently opposed public expenditure cuts, may I tell the Secretary of State that both he and the Conservative Opposition should stop being hypocritical? Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that if Scotland had access to the oil revenues, which are now running at £1,000 million a year, we should have no economic problems?

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Perth (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next intends to visit Perth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Perth (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: If the Minister does come to Perth, will he carry on for 30 miles up the A9 to Forfar and then condemn the disgraceful state of that road? Will he also condemn the fact that the Government have made available only £10,000 a mile for repair and maintenance? Is this not disgraceful, particularly since this is the main oil route in Scotland?

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The right hon. Gentleman should know.

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Just answer the question.

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Which kind?

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The hon. Member said that he has was in favour of some form of devolution. I only asked which kind.

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Will the hon. Gentleman enlighten us? Is that now official Tory policy?

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The Scottish National Party wants to cut down the tiers of government in two ways—first by getting rid of Westminster for the people of Scotland and secondly by getting rid of the regions.

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The hon. Member is talking about duplication of activities and so on. Could he please tell the committee how he can reconcile this with what he was saying in his own October 1974 General Election manifesto, in which he called for the establishment of a Scottish Assembly with economic powers?

Clause 21: The Scottish Executive (30 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: rose—

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Scottish Assembly Acts (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: I wish to lay it firmly on the line that when self-government of the type envisaged by the Scottish National Party comes into being we explicitly wish the Queen to remain Head of State.

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Scottish Assembly Acts (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Newspapers do not always get everything correct.

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Scottish Assembly Acts (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Will the hon. Gentle-give way?

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Scottish Assembly Acts (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: My party is not totally overjoyed with the Bill but we commend the involvement of the Crown which the Government have written into Clause 18. Many hon. Members have said how they have admired the ingenuity of the hon. Member for Cleveland and Whitby (Mr. Brittan). I suggest that his ingenuity is absolutely nothing when compared with the ingenuity of the hon. Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr....

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Legislative Competence of Assembly (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The hon. Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Sproat) has spoken about possible wedges being driven between Scotland and England. His remarks could be construed as constituting a very large wedge. During the debate the SNP has been accused of being possibly irresponsible in the Scottish Assembly. It has been said that its conduct will lead to conflict and clashes. It has been said that it would...

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Legislative Competence of Assembly (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: My right hon. Friend the Member for Western Isles (Mr. Stewart) was the only representative of the SNP in the House at that time.

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Legislative Competence of Assembly (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: We have been thwarted on many issues, including unemployment, housing and public expenditure. Willy-nilly, the English Members have a majority in the House, and even if all Scottish Members voted in the same way the English would still have a majority. We saw this during debates on the Scotland and Wales Bill. We saw then how English Members were able to ensure that the guillotine did not...

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Legislative Competence of Assembly (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: Hear, hear.

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill: Legislative Competence of Assembly (29 Nov 1977)

Mr Douglas Crawford: The SNP has been wanting the people of Scotland to have that chance to show their verdict for many years, but this House has frustrated it.


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