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Orders of the Day — Regional Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 8th July 1981.

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Photo of Mr Eric Varley Mr Eric Varley , Chesterfield 5:08 pm, 8th July 1981

I understand the right hon. Gentleman's reluctance to give way and I shall be quick. I understand the right hon. Gentleman's argument and his sincere ideological belief, but what does he say not only to me and to my right hon. and hon. Friends but to his right hon. Friend the hon. Member for Sidcup (Mr. Heath), who, last Thursday, described the Government's policies as disastrous and incomprehensible to both sides of industry? He should answer not only our charges but the charges made by a former Tory Prime Minister.