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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Army (Establishment) (11 Mar 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the current establishment of the Army. [18040]

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Army (Establishment) (11 Mar 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: Is it not true that the Minister spent £500 million and reduced the Army by 50,000, but wound up with a 5,000 shortfall? How did the Minister get misled into such a muddle?

Prayers: M80 (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth) (5 Mar 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: I am most grateful for having secured this Adjournment debate. The M80 extension between Stepps and Haggs is crucial to my constituents, and I want to set out why I believe that the decision to route the motorway through the urban part of my constituency is wrong. I have today received a letter from the Minister setting out many of the issues in detail. It was most courteous of him to write...

Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Bill: Emergency Power of Entry (26 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: I have always known that the hon. Gentleman is a philosopher. I may not be able to sleep tonight, because I will be thinking about that interesting idea. I shall look for him tomorrow to tell him my thoughts on it. I believe that we should agree to this reasonable new clause. Goodness knows why the Government always think of reasons why they should not be sensible. I am sure that they will...

Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Bill: Emergency Power of Entry (26 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: Madam Deputy Speaker, like me, you have served in the House for a long time. You will remember a time when Tories were toffs. Unfortunately—with the exception of the right hon. Member for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro), who is undoubtedly a toff—they are not toffs any more. They used to know a thing or two about land. However, present Tory Members do not know very much about that...

Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman and Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland Bill: Functions and Powers of Ombudsman (26 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: Does my hon. Friend agree that there is some logic in all the ombudsmen having precisely the same powers and remit, so that there is no confusion in the public mind? I can see no argument at all for this ombudsman having powers greater than those of, say, the Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland. I do not understand what the Government are doing.

Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman and Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland Bill: Functions and Powers of Ombudsman (26 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: I listened with interest to my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Leith (Mr. Chisholm). I want to return to the point that I made in support of the amendment. It is not very helpful to look at the amendment because it simply deletes some words. I hope that, when the Minister replies, he will be able to say exactly why this ombudsman should have a remit different from those of the other...

Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman and Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland Bill: Functions and Powers of Ombudsman (26 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: My hon. Friend the Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow (Dr. Godman) says that I am quite right. I am encouraged to proceed further. I hope that the Minister, who is himself a distinguished lawyer—

Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman and Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland Bill: Functions and Powers of Ombudsman (26 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: The Minister is no less than a Scottish advocate—someone who is really to be respected. I hope that he will say why lawyers are, as usual, being treated differently. Why should the regulations that affect this ombudsman be more extensive than those for other ombudsmen who cover professions of equal status and of equal importance to Scottish society? If he does that, he may be able to...

Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman and Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland Bill: Functions and Powers of Ombudsman (26 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I think that my hon. Friend is out of order, I really do.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Public Expenditure Settlement (5 Feb 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: When the Secretary of State has calmed down and recovered his equilibrium, will he tell the House whether he is satisfied with the decision of his Minister of State to spend £150 million driving a motorway through the urban area of my constituency? Is he aware that the decision has been met with widespread disapproval in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth? In those circumstances, and having regard to...

Business of the House (23 Jan 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: May I strongly support what the Leader of the House has said. I was a national serviceman and I am very proud of the fact that I completed my two years' service—unlike a certain member of the Cabinet who ran away from his obligations to his country. We would therefore contribute to a debate with some authority, and I hope that it will take place soon.

E. Coli (Pennington Report) (15 Jan 1997)

Mr Norman Hogg: May I support my hon. Friend the Member for Strathkelvin and Bearsden (Mr. Galbraith) in saying that there is a strong case for looking at how crises of this sort are managed by those in authority? I draw a parallel between what has happened in this case, which occurred in my local authority area, and what happened in Aberdeen 33 years ago, when Dr. Ian McQueen was visibly very much in charge...

Electricity Generation (East Lothian) (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Norman Hogg: Can the Minister explain how Scottish Power, behaving in a predatory fashion, can take over Southern Water? How does that square with the objectives of Government energy policy? How do water and electricity mix?

Electricity Generation (East Lothian) (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Norman Hogg: The Minister has not yet explained to us how all that competitiveness and all those entrepreneurial skills and the rest square with buying a water company in the south of England. What is a Scottish electric company doing buying such a company?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Working Time Directive (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Norman Hogg: To ask the President of the Board of Trade what legislation he intends to bring forward to implement the working time directive. [5779]

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Working Time Directive (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Norman Hogg: Is the President of the Board of Trade aware that Britain and Italy are the only European Union countries where workers have no legal right to paid holidays? Is he further aware that 2.5 million British employees have no paid holidays, and no legal entitlement to paid holidays? Will those people have a feel-good factor this Christmas? Is the right hon. Gentleman doing all this to placate the...

E. Coli (Scotland) (28 Nov 1996)

Mr Norman Hogg: The Secretary of State has been generous in his comments about North Lanarkshire council, and in particular the environmental health officers who traced the source of affected products so speedily. On the question of guidelines and guidance for authorities, can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether the health board or the local authority is primarily responsible for informing the public...


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