Results 41–60 of 64 for speaker:Mr Hugh McCartney

Local Government (Scotland) Bill (22 Oct 1973)

Mr Hugh McCartney: The hon. Gentleman is agreeing with me. There was no need for him to have risen. What has been suggested to us now is dictated purely and simply by party-political needs in those three areas. The hon. Member for Glasgow, Hillhead (Mr. Galbraith) shakes his head. The one point on which I agreed with the hon. Gentleman was when he said that his colleagues were thinking about only one side of...

Local Government (Scotland) Bill (22 Oct 1973)

Mr Hugh McCartney: I am pleased to hear the hon. Member declare himself in those terms. However, I do not believe that it is necessarily true that the peripheral areas should be left outside Glasgow. When I continue to argue for the Kilpatricks district, I do so not because it is a peripheral area but because, in my opinion, it is an area that constitutes, in the terms of the Wheatley Report, a unit which...

Local Government (Scotland) Bill (22 Oct 1973)

Mr Hugh McCartney: I like to hope that that is true. I receive great support from the burgh of Bearsden. The hon. Gentleman astonished me with that assertion. We are considering what would be effective district authority units. I have always argued that the Kilpatricks district would be an effective authority in the terms of our debate on the matter. The Government panicked by leaking their intentions to the...

Local Government (Scotland) Bill (22 Oct 1973)

Mr Hugh McCartney: Be that as it may, the Glasgow Herald was quite correct in reporting what it believed were the Government's intentions. One may guess how the Glasgow Herald got hold of it. Having done that, they panicked the local authorities into thinking that if they did not accept what the Government proposed they would not get anything. So they decided that they should indicate that, as an alternative to...

Local Government (Scotland) Bill (22 Oct 1973)

Mr Hugh McCartney: In stressing those remarks, will my hon. Friend indicate quite clearly that he is not speaking for the Opposition but is speaking on his own behalf, even though he is the last person from these benches to speak from the Dispatch Box?

Local Government (Scotland) Bill (22 Oct 1973)

Mr Hugh McCartney: What the hon. Gentleman is suggesting is that every hon. Member who has opposed him tonight and during the various stages of the Bill has been doing so solely in order to oppose the Government. Is it not true to say that at various stages, including tonight, there have been hon. Members who have opposed each other as well as supporting each other? In Standing Committee there were hon. Members...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Scotland) Bill: New Local Government Areas (18 Jun 1973)

Mr Hugh McCartney: I expected far more from the Secretary of State than the statement he has just made to support putting back into the Glasgow district what we were proposing to call the Kilpatricks district. He has not made one point of any relevance to the proposed new district authority either under the Wheatley Report or under the Bill. He talked simply about the alleged association between these areas...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Rent Increases (New Towns) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr Hugh McCartney: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in view of the hardship of low income group tenants in the new towns as a result of recent rent increases, if he will instruct the development corporations of the new towns to submit modified schemes of rent rebate to conform with the Government's policy that rent increases shall not be more than £39 in any one year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Rent Increases (New Towns) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr Hugh McCartney: Does the Under-Secretary realise that in practice new town tenants in the lower income group will be asked to pay higher figures than he has given?

Orders of the Day — Increase in Average Rent of Development Corporation and Scottish Special Housing Association Houses. (6 Jun 1972)

Mr Hugh McCartney: Will the Secretary of State agree that what he is saying now is contrary to what he said to the deputation led by my hon. Friend the Member for Central Ayrshire (Mr. Lambie) when we met to discuss new town corporation and housing authority rents? When the question was posed, the right hon. Gentleman said that the policy in the Bill was to equalise rents and to eliminate the deficits in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Special Development Areas (7 Feb 1972)

Mr Hugh McCartney: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. What is the difference between Question No. 82 and the two Questions which the right hon. Gentleman has just answered?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Special Development Areas (7 Feb 1972)

Mr Hugh McCartney: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I am deeply dissatisfied with the way in which he answered the other two Questions which are directly related to Question No. 82? Is he not aware that a town development scheme, into which was introduced several new industries, is collapsing because this special measure which is being asked for is not being agreed to by himself and...

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (2 Aug 1971)

Mr Hugh McCartney: Listening to the principal spokesman for the Government on this issue, I was filled with disgust. It is apparent that the right hon. Gentleman's sole concern is to engage in an exercise of self-justification. He has no interest in the people involved in this terrible tragedy on Clydeside, for which he and his Government are principally responsible. When the right hon. Gentleman was busy...

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (2 Aug 1971)

Mr Hugh McCartney: The shame is on that side of the House. As I have said at least three times before in this House, the social and industrial policies of this Government are taking them down the road to violence. We cannot shut our eyes to the possibility. I turn now to the Report of the Advisory Group on Shipbuilding on the Upper Clyde. This document, for which the Government are responsible, although they...

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (29 Jul 1971)

Mr Hugh McCartney: Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether, implied in his statement, there is the possibility, or perhaps the probability, of the whole of the shipbuilding unit on the Upper Clyde being disposed of? I understood the right hon. Gentleman to say that unless certain conditions were obtained in the immediate future in the negotiations that are taking place the possibility of a viable shipbuilding...

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (29 Jul 1971)

Mr Hugh McCartney: I am trying to pose the questions and the reasons for them at the same time. Whey my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Scotstoun (Mr. Small) said that this was the biggest disaster for years in Scotland, he was right. It is a great disaster, but would not the Minister agree that he is the biggest disaster of all time?

Scotland (Unemployment): Case for Support (27 Jul 1971)

Mr Hugh McCartney: I shall not go over the many excellent points made by my hon. Friends and I will try to be as brief as possible in view of the time, but I must refer to the long history of industrial decline in Clydebank, Cumbernauld and other parts of East Dunbartonshire since the General Election last year. It is no accident that it has occurred in view of the declared economic and industrial policies of...

Orders of the Day — Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (15 Jun 1971)

Mr Hugh McCartney: Representing as I do a constituency in which is situated the Clydebank division of U.C.S., I wish first to say that I am not an economist and do not intend to follow the academic, economic dialogue which has been floating backwards and forwards and which has included a considerable amount of waffle intended to restrict the time available for more useful purposes. I represent an area which...


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