Results 1–20 of 215 for speaker:Mr Alexander Pollock

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: National Farmers Union (13 May 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: Does my hon. Friend agree that, above all, farmers seek confidence in their industry's future and reassurance about their prospects? Does he agree that he and his colleagues must be seen publicly to fight their corner on behalf of farming? Will he continue to give a commitment to fight vigorously to remove the distortion of the green pound and protect Scotland's vital livestock sector?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Japan (29 Apr 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: Apart from the GATT panel's deliberations on Scotch whisky, may I suggest to my right hon. Friend that it would also be encouraging to the Scotch whisky industry if, parallel with those deliberations, there was some direct representation by Her Majesty's Government to the Japanese Government about the need to end as quickly as possible their discriminatory tax regime against imports of that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scotch Whisky Association ( 8 Apr 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of the Scotch Whisky Association; what subjects were discussed and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scotch Whisky Association ( 8 Apr 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: Is my hon. Friend aware that there is still considerable concern within the association on this vexed question of the tax and duty treatment of Scotch whisky imports by Japan? Will he undertake to keep a close interest on behalf of the Scottish Office in the progress of the GATT case against Japan? If no satisfactory progress is forthcoming in the foreseeable future, will he consider it for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Emigration ( 8 Apr 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: How do the figures for external migration compare with those in the Republic of Ireland, which follows a different set of economic policies? Does my hon. Friend agree that the right kind of policy is to build on the success of the Highlands and Islands Development Board, which, for the first time in more than a century, has secured a stemming of the tide of emigration from at least that part...

Higher Education (Scotland) ( 1 Apr 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: May I take it from what my right hon. and learned Friend has told the House that the proposal will preserve the university framework in Great Britain, with a clear Scottish dimension within that framework? Is he satisfied that the importance of higher education throughout Scottish society will be fully recognised and pressed by the Scottish angle of the new body?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Chequers (Official Reception) (24 Mar 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: asked the Prime Minister when she last hosted an official reception at Chequers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Chequers (Official Reception) (24 Mar 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Will she give some thought to the possibility of holding some such function in the future, which would give an opportunity for providing generous supplies of Scotch whisky to invited guests, thereby enabling them to appreciate the most excellent qualities of that fine product, the bulk of which is distilled in my constituency?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Development Agency (11 Mar 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the SDA has an important, positive role in rural coastal seats, such as my constituency, and in the central belt? Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that, at present, the SDA has undertaken to help to try to regenerate the somewhat parlous economy of Buckie, which is facing problems? Will he ensure that the agency is given adequate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Labour Statistics (11 Mar 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: Does my hon. Friend accept that the figure that he gave for Forres is artificially high because of the distortion caused by the presence of RAF Kinloss in the travel-to-work area? Apart from the assisted area status to which he referred, does he recall that, in Elgin last year, our right hon. Friend announced the extension of the Highlands and Islands Development Board boundaries to embrace...

Orders of the Day — Debtors (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (10 Mar 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: In that context, what is the role of the Inland Revenue and the priority claims of which it has had the benefit under current legislation? May I take it from what my hon. and learned Friend has said that the Inland Revenue will no longer be able to exercise that right over the priority claim, or does he intend to deal with that elsewhere?

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Dismissed Miners (Review) ( 9 Mar 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: When my hon. Friend next meets the chairman of British Coal will he take the opportunity to congratulate, through him, the management and the work force on achieving record levels of productivity? Surely, it is that productivity that offers a better prospect of security and continuity of employment for the work force?

Housing (Scotland) (11 Feb 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: I welcome the chance to say a few words in this short debate on Scottish housing orders. The Minister will recall that last July we had a debate on housing in the Scottish Grand Committee, when I raised several matters with him. He will no doubt also recall that at that time I urged the Government to increase support for the new-build programme. Since then, there has been some encouraging...

Housing (Scotland) (11 Feb 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: It is indeed. That, in turn, has been followed by both good, and possibly bad, news on funding. The Secretary of State, in his statement to the House on 9 December referred to the extra funding for the Housing Corporation, making a total of £123 million in Scotland. That sum was warmly welcomed by the Housing Corporation. But there is a worry about the provisional allocation of resources...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry Commission (Planting Policy) (11 Feb 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: Will my hon. Friend confirm that he recently visited the plant of Highland Forest Products near Inverness? Does he agree that that is a welcome addition, in a modern framework, to the forestry enterprise, substantially relying as it does on locally grown products and bringing a welcome infusion of new jobs to the area'? In short, is that not the sort of development in rural areas that we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland: Procurator Fiscal Service (11 Feb 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether he has any plans to review the resources available to the procurator fiscal service; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland: Procurator Fiscal Service (11 Feb 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: I thank my hon. and learned Friend for that reply. In view of the current pressures on the procurator fiscal's office in Glasgow, why was it necessary for the procurator fiscal to be involved in the obtaining of a search warrant recently for the BBC offices in Glasgow?

Opposition Day: Severe Weather Payments (14 Jan 1987)

Mr Alexander Pollock: The hon. Gentleman mentioned the temperature for Aviemore and the reading required from Kinloss. I think that the figure he gave for Aviemore was minus 16 deg. C. Can he give us the relevant figure at Kinloss at that time?

Agriculture Council (17 Dec 1986)

Mr Alexander Pollock: I congratulate my right hon. Friend, and especially welcome the devaluation of the green pound, which will improve the trading climate for beef, not least in relation to the unfair Irish price differential. I urge my right hon. Friend to keep the slaughter premium at a realistic price to ensure that there is continuity of confidence in the beef sector, especially when there is an added threat...

Public Expenditure (Scotland) ( 9 Dec 1986)

Mr Alexander Pollock: I would like to give a particular welcome to the extra funding that is being made available to the work of the Housing Corporation in Scotland. Can my right hon. and learned Friend confirm that the corporation makes a significant contribution to resolving the problem of Scotland's homeless, in many cases giving 100 per cent. funding to the work of local housing associations in my...


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