HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 c340W
36. Mr. Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his policy towards the issues raised in the recent publication, "No Turning Back," on Scottish separation, a copy of which has been sent to him.

Mr. Rifkind

The concept of Scottish independence in Europe as proposed in this pamphlet written by the right hon. Member for Glasgow, Govan (Mr. Sillars) is no more than a useful slogan adopted by the right hon. Gentleman and his colleagues as a device to avoid their party appearing to have a separatist identity. I also note the hon. Gentleman's advocacy in that pamphlet of a power of direct taxation for the European Parliament.