§ Mr. Sam Galbraith (Strathkelvin and Bearsden)
I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of the people of Lennoxtown. They are worried about the effect of the poll tax on a small rural community. The petition reads:The Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act provides for the introduction in Scotland of a system of community charge or poll tax which will impose on the people of Scotland a system of local taxation which will take no account of the ability of the citizens to afford such taxation and will cause hardship to many who are already poor…Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House repeal the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act.And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.