Results 121–140 of 577 for speaker:Mr Raymond Robertson

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Is the hon. Gentleman saying that he does not want his constituency to be linked with Monklands?

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Motherwell.

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: This is the third occasion on which we have debated the reform of local government in Scotland on the Floor of the House. Despite the three debates, one statement in the House and one debate in the Scottish Grand Committee in Edinburgh, the Opposition still seek to deny their past commitment to single-tier authorities. They continue to opt out of the real debate and they still fail to grasp...

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I shall answer that question if the hon. Gentleman stands by his manifesto commitment to return to single-tier authorities. Is he trying to say that the way in which we propose to achieve single-tier authorities will be more expensive than the way that he proposed? Throughout this debate and our debate last summer, the Opposition have sought to deny their previous commitment to this policy....

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Surely the hon. Gentleman is saying—I shall gladly give way to him again—that communities should be with their city. Why is that to be relevant to Dundee, but not to Aberdeen? That is the point that I am making. You are all over the place. You are saying one thing for one city and quite another for another to try to suit your argument—

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I apologise, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is in Labour's opposition to the Bill in general that we see its complete disarray. The grand campaign of non-co-operation by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, about which my right hon. Friend talked, was first on, then off, then on again with refinements, then off, and then on again with refinements. It is now expected to be abandoned by the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I am saying that English colleagues who are not here are behaving as we do when purely English business is being discussed. We tend to do other things and then return to the Chamber. I return to the point about Aberdeen and north-east Scotland. On publication of my right hon. Friend's consultative document and the subsequent White Papter, the responses from Aberdeen and from the north-east...

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I shall give way to the hon. Member for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (Mr. Hogg).

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: I knew that somewhere, somebody sitting on the Opposition Benches would fall into that trap. Westhill is a tenth of the size of Eastwood. There is no parallel whatever. A portrait of the hon. Gentleman's father hangs with distinction in Aberdeen town house, which is soon to be the home of an all-purpose city of Aberdeen authority, about which I am sure he will be delighted. The A944 has been...

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: A more useful parallel for my hon. Friend to draw is that the commuter suburb of Peterculter, in his constituency, is 7·3 miles from the city centre and that Westhill, not in his constituency, is 7·2 miles from the city centre. At present, the existing Grampian region gives the people of Westhill some say in the affairs of Aberdeen on a number of, although not all, important issues. In...

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: What about Moray?

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Apologise.

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: The hon. Gentleman has spoken about the different size and range of authorities throughout Scotland. Has he seen the document entitled "The Future of Local Government in Scotland", produced by the Labour party? It states: As the first criterion of any reform, there is no one solution for all parts of Scotland.

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Shameful.

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Name them.

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: The hon. Gentleman referred to the status quo and why it should remain. If the status quo is so perfect and so right, why did the hon. Gentleman's manifesto refer to a return to single-tier authorities? Is the hon. Gentleman now saying that he supports a Scottish Assembly?

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: indicated dissent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Local Government Reorganisation (26 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, in referring to Monklands district council, a Sunday newspaper carried the headline "Corruption in John Smith's Backyard"? Does my right hon. Friend agree that the best thing that could happen to Coatbridge and Airdrie is the abolition of that disreputable council which the right hon. and learned Member for Monklands, East (Mr. Smith) and the hon. Member...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Fishing Industry (27 Jan 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: Will my hon. Friend confirm that it is his Department's policy not to close fisheries unless it is absolutely necessary? Will he join me in condemning those who take a short-term view of fish stocks? Does he agree that there is no point in allowing boats to overfish today if it means the end of the entire industry tomorrow?

Scottish Democracy (7 Feb 1994)

Mr Raymond Robertson: The hon. Gentleman makes a valid point, which I hope to develop later if I am able to make my speech. Therefore, I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will agree that the Union has survived for 300 years due to its ability to change. It is a dynamic force; the Union of 1994 is not the same one as that of 1707. It has changed to meet changing circumstances and will continue to do so. That is why...


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