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Results 1–20 of 169 for speaker:Mr John Robertson

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Can my right hon. Friend indicate what proportion of this year's programme for Scottish building consists of three-apartment houses?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Development Schemes, Shetland (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that there is a very valuable fishing fleet in this area which, with a new type of boat, has not adequate safe harbour facilities, and that a causeway of 500 feet from Trondra to the other side would provide such a safe harbour? Will he give urgent attention to this matter in view of the possibility of unemployment in the area?

Orders of the Day — Transport (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: That is very important. Will the hon. Gentleman give the date to which he is referring—the date after the railways were nationalised? Is he not confusing this with the period before nationalisation?

Orders of the Day — Transport (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: The hon. and gallant Member for Scotstoun (Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison) has made, as he always does, an interesting speech but I could not gather from it anything of a sweeping and constructive nature relating to the question of the transport services of this country. He will not expect me to follow him in the short time at my disposal, but one point which rather intrigued me was the statement...

Orders of the Day — Transport (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: That is a very interesting statement. I wonder if I could carry the hon. and gallant Gentleman a little further with me. He sits, as I do, for a Scottish Parliamentary division. Would he agree to join me in a protest at the very large subsidy which is given, for example, to the MacBrayne shipping company for their services to the Western Isles? Does that indicate that there is a degree of...

Orders of the Day — Transport (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: It is rather interesting to find that the hon. and gallant Member appears to be willing to give subsidies in certain extreme cases. He must remember that considerable profits are still made from the running of the MacBrayne service, due very largely to the subsidies that are being paid. I should like to turn to an aspect of the transport services of the country which affects Members on both...

Orders of the Day — Herring Industry Scheme (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Mr. J. J. Robertson (Berwick and East Lothian) rose—

Orders of the Day — Herring Industry Scheme (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: I appreciate my unpopularity in rising at this late hour. I have no desire to compete against my hon. Friend the Member for Motherwell (Mr. A. Anderson) or the hon. Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. Boothby), as one who has special qualifications to speak on this subject, but I would modestly point out that I am, I think, the only Member who has been a herring fisherman. It is for that...

Orders of the Day — Tied Cottages, Scotland (Evictions) (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: I am very impressed by this very important point which has been raised by the hon. Member for Midlothian and Peebles (Mr. Pryde). It is tremendously important. I intervene only to ask for clarification by the Scottish Office of this particular point. Would it be too much to ask the Lord Advocate to give us a short reply about the state of the law in Scotland in regard to these cases? It seems...

Orders of the Day — Tied Cottages, Scotland (Evictions) (31 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: With respect, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, I have not had an answer, and I was merely seeking an answer from the Lord Advocate.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (Agricultural Workers) (24 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Will my right hon. Friend consider advising local authorities, in placing their tenders, to give preference to non-traditional house building in order that we might speed up the completion of houses in Scotland?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (3 Jul 1951)

Mr John Robertson: I intervene in the debate very briefly to refer to Clause 30 and to the remission of Death Duty on properties to be handed over to the National Trust. This Clause is a welcome gesture on the part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and can be received as such by all sides of the House. Of course, it is not an innovation because as far back as 1935, when the right hon. Member for Woodford (Mr....

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Fishing Industry (Manila) (14 Jun 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Will some preference be given to the clamant needs of the inshore fishing industry as against the deep sea fishing industry, particularly in Scotland? I should like an assurance about that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fishing Industry (Sisal) (5 Jun 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Can the Minister not take steps to see that adequate manila rope is allocated to the Scottish inshore fishing fleet?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Fish Prices (7 May 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Is my hon. Friend able to tell us that in all cases where the landing price of fish is low that is reflected in retail prices in the shops?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: Fish Prices (2 May 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Is my hon. Friend aware that the price which the housewife pays for fish is about three times more than that which the fisherman gets for the fish when he lands it; and will he consult with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries with a view to speeding up the machinery to bridge this wide gap between the producer and the consumer?

Orders of the Day — Sea Fish Industry Bill: Third Schedule. — (Authority's Regulations and Schemes (Preliminary Procedure).) (5 Apr 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Could my right hon. Friend say at this stage whether the Authority will have power to regulate prices, particularly prices of first sale—production prices?

Orders of the Day — Sea Fish Industry Bill: Third Schedule. — (Authority's Regulations and Schemes (Preliminary Procedure).) (5 Apr 1951)

Mr John Robertson: Before my right hon. Friend sits down—[HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."] But this is a very important point. I want him to make it quite clear that he is standing by the assurance he gave me on Committee stage of the Bill that the Authority will have the power to regulate prices of first sale, if necessary. That was the understanding we all had, and I think that it would be well if my right hon....

Ballot for Notices of Motion: Landed Estates (Tax Remission) (4 Apr 1951)

Mr John Robertson: I beg to give notice that, on Friday, 13th April, I shall call attention to the present prevailing remission of tax on landed estates, and move a resolution.

Orders of the Day — Sea Fish Industry Bill (25 Jan 1951)

Mr John Robertson: I would like to know whether my hon. and gallant Friend has any idea of differentiating between inshore fishing fleets and big trawler fleets?


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