Mr Douglas Crawford: —and realise that if they talk about Scotland as a separate foot-balling nation, the logical sequel is that it should be a separate political nation?
Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received concerning the transfer of Langforgan and other villages in the Carse of Gowrie from Dundee District to Perth and Kinross District.
Mr Douglas Crawford: Is the Minister aware of the great dissatisfaction among villagers in the Carse of Gowrie? They used to be part of the Perth county council and they wish to revert to Perth and Kinross district council. Will he make representations to the Boundary Commission about this?
Mr Douglas Crawford: What representations has the Minister received from the chairman of the Scottish tourist board about the disgraceful fact that the board is statutorily forbidden to advertise overseas the tourist attractions of Scotland?
Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will reconsider his decision not to install lights on the M85 motorway over Friarton bridge.
Mr Douglas Crawford: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his continued refusal to install lights on this motorway bridge in Perth contrasts markedly with English motorways which have long stretches of carriageway that are lighted—for example, the M1, M3, M4 and M6? Is not this gross discrimination against Scotland? Have we to wait until there is a serious accident on that motorway bridge before the Scottish Office...
Mr Douglas Crawford: Yes.
Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to meet the President of the EEC.
Mr Douglas Crawford: The Back-Bench speeches have been much less polemical and much more moderate than the opening speeches from the Front Benches, but doubtless we shall revert to the needless polemicism when Cathcart takes on Craigton and Craigton takes on Cathcart. I have very little time for the Tory electioneering which we heard from the hon. Member for Brentford and Isleworth (Mr. Hayhoe). The Conservative...
Mr Douglas Crawford: I am sorry. I have given an undertaking that I shall be brief. I am appalled at the complacency of Labour Ministers in Scotland who on the one hand say that the SNP is chasing away investment and in the next breath preen themselves when new factories come to Scotland. I am equally appalled by the Conservatives, and their friends in the "Scotland is British" campaign who say that financial...
Mr Douglas Crawford: I am grateful to the Shadow Secretary of State. Like me, and unlike the Government, he wishes that unemployment could be brought down in Scotland. I suggest that one of the ways is by the establishment of a Scottish oil fund. Why did he vote against that?
Mr Douglas Crawford: Mr. Crawfordrose—
Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 20th July.
Mr Douglas Crawford: Now that the Scotland Bill is going through its penultimate stages, may I ask the Prime Minister to take time off today to give us a precise date for the referendum on the Scottish Assembly? Is he aware that the SNP will press him all the way on this matter?
Mr Douglas Crawford: Can I tell the Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker—
Mr Douglas Crawford: Will the Prime Minister give a precise date for the holding of a referendum on the Scottish Assembly?
Mr Douglas Crawford: As a graduate of an English university, may I assure the Minister that I never found it to be a hindrance to my joining the Scottish National Party?
Mr Douglas Crawford: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he now expects the Friarton Bridge, Perth, to be opened.
Mr Douglas Crawford: Why will the M85 over the Friarton Bridge be the only piece of motorway bridging in the United Kingdom not to have lights on it? Is not that discrimination against Scotland? When will the Scottish Office do something about it? This is an oil route.
Mr Douglas Crawford: Do not forget the 40 per cent. rule.