He said there were "highly legitimate" questions to the raised. He went so far as to say:
"With so much at stake and so much public money involved, I think we have theright to ask, is this in the public interest of Scotland?"Well last night the SNP had their chance vote over some of those questions on competition. To look out for the public interest of Scotland. Last night the House voted on:
That the Enterprise Act 2002 (Specification of Additional Section 58Consideration) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2645), dated 6th October, a copy ofwhich was laid before this House on 7th October, be approved.It was passed 424 to 64 those against were a mish mash of Lib Dems and Nationalists, protecting against super banks and their ilk. One notable SNP MP was missing from the division lobbies, indeed the chamber or anywhere else in the precincts of the Palace of Westminster. Salmond, Salmond who, where were you?
Alex Salmond will say he do anything for you. Providing he doesn't have to turn up in London to use his vote, which the people of Banff and Buchan graciously extent to him.
All of Edinburgh's Labour members voted for.
The following Scottish MPs voted against:
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Carmichael, Mr. Alistair
Kennedy, Mr. Charles
MacNeil, Mr. Angus
Moore, Mr. Michael
Reid, Mr. Alan
Smith, Sir Robert
Weir, Mr. Mike