Results 41–60 of 577 for speaker:Mr Raymond Robertson

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Inflation (4 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the lowest inflation rate for a quarter of a century is the best possible news for the future of the British economy? Will he give the House an assurance that the Government will take no risks with the future of inflation, and that they will do all they can to ensure that it stays low and stable and in its target range?

Scottish Government (White Paper) (9 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Does my right hon. Friend agree that one of the Union's greatest strengths is its dynamism and its constant ability to evolve and change in order to meet changing circumstances, new opportunities and different demands? Does he agree that the reforms that he has outlined today will set up the Union in fine style to meet the challenges of the new century, just as previous reforms enabled it to...

Fishing Incidents (Protests) (10 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: My hon. Friend the Minister said in his statement that the same rules must apply throughout the Community. Is he aware that that is not enough? They must not only apply

Points of Order (10 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. As you are aware, last night some English Labour Members sought to defeat some rating and valuation orders which apply to Scotland. Had those orders been defeated in the Division Lobbies, that would have added significantly to the costs of Scottish industry and caused unemployment in Scotland. As you are aware, there are more such rating and valuation...

Points of Order (10 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I should like to ask whether you have had any intimation that the Opposition intend to divide the House on the orders, defeat them, and so put up costs?

Orders of the Day — Foreign Compensation (Amendment) Bill [Lords): Rating and Valuation (10 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: (seated and covered): On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it in order for English Labour Members to seek to defeat this order, thus ensuring that business rates in the oil industry in my constituency would be raised by 85 per cent.?

Business of the House (11 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I should like to draw my right hon. Friend's attention back to the events in this Chamber last night, when Labour Members sought to defeat orders relating to Scottish business. Had they been successful, the cost to Scottish business, in terms of jobs, investment and rates, would have been horrendous. Will my right hon. Friend consider providing time for a debate on this matter next week to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Pit Closures (17 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Will my right hon. Friend give a commitment that when he assesses the country's future energy requirements, full consideration will be given to the levels of investment and employment in the North sea oil and gas sector, especially in Scotland, where fewer than 1,500 people are involved in deep mining but more than 97,000 people are involved in oil and gas extraction?

Coal Industry (25 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Is my right hon. Friend aware that he has today allayed the deep fears of tens of thousands of workers in the North sea oil and gas industries who know all too well that, had the Labour party had its way, the miners' subsidy would be their redundancy notice? Does he accept that I care just as passionately about the jobs in my constituency as Opposition Members care about the jobs in theirs?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Government (31 Mar 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the best possible news for those of us who seek to preserve and, indeed, to strengthen the Union were the howls of outrage from Opposition Members, who seek to undermine the Union? That is eloquent testimony that my right hon. Friend has it absolutely right. Will he give a commitment that, in its new role, the Scottish Grand Committee will come to Aberdeen...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Aberdeen (4 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: To ask the Prime Minister if he has any plans to visit Aberdeen in the near future.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Aberdeen (4 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: If my right hon. Friend is able to visit Aberdeen at the end of the year, will he consider allowing his visit to coincide with the first wave of civil service relocations from the Department of Trade and Industry's London-based oil and gas division to Aberdeen? Will he consider opening the DTI's new Aberdeen office, which so vividly demonstrates the Government's commitment to Aberdeen, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Education (5 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the figures for reported cases of truancy in Scottish secondary schools in (a) 1980, (b) 1985, (c) 1990 and (d) 1992; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Education (5 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Is my hon. Friend aware that, in a recent speech made in my constituency, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State said that truancy and juvenile crime were inextricably linked? Will my hon. Friend give an assurance that he will examine more imaginative ways of combating truancy in schools, including raising the level of parental fines and introducing the suspension or reduction of family...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Water and Sewerage Services (5 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Will my hon. Friend confirm to the House that, whatever option Her Majesty's Government take up for the future of Scotland's water and sewerage, it will not be the option suggested by the hon. Member for Angus, East (Mr. Welsh)—bomber Welsh—who advocated blowing up water pipes throughout Scotland?

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Abolition of PRT for Oil Fields with Development Consents on or After 16TH March 1993 (11 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I do not intend to detain the Committee unduly but I feel that there are some points that need to be made. Let me start by addressing the imbalanced view that the Committee must have of Professor Kemp's recent report. Professor Kemp has been widely but selectively quoted by Opposition Members, and it is only right that the Committee should see the other side of what Professor Kemp had to...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Abolition of PRT for Oil Fields with Development Consents on or After 16TH March 1993 (11 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: No. I listened to the hon. Gentleman without interrupting; perhaps he will do me the same courtesy. The changes should be supported. The increased cash flow that will come from them will assist funding of significant—

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Abolition of PRT for Oil Fields with Development Consents on or After 16TH March 1993 (11 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: The changes should be supported because the increased cash flow that will come from them will assist funding of significant additional North sea activity, and that cannot be denied. The life of the existing fields will also be extended. More oil and gas will be recovered than would have been the case; that also cannot be denied. The changes will allow for new fields and discoveries to be...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Abolition of PRT for Oil Fields with Development Consents on or After 16TH March 1993 (11 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: As I have tried to point out, I think that the proposals are in the best long-term interests of the North sea. If the hon. Member for Aberdeen, North (Mr. Hughes) can wait until the end of my remarks, he will discover how I intend to vote this evening. The proposals have had a bad press; there is no doubt about that. Despite what has been said here and elsewhere, I believe that they have...

New clause 12: Concessionary Fares: Rail Cards (25 May 1993)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Will the hon. Gentleman take the time to tell the House what guarantees present railcard holders have that British Rail will not withdraw them tomorrow?


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