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Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:59 pm on 6th July 1983.

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Photo of Mr Albert McQuarrie Mr Albert McQuarrie , Banff and Buchan 6:59 pm, 6th July 1983

I was also a member of the Select Committee that discussed this important issue. The lack of a Government commitment to free ports is doing irreparable damage to certain areas. That affects not only Prestwick, but Aberdeen, which has one of the three airports designated by the former Under-Secretary, Mr. lain Sproat. Unless the Bill is amended as suggested, certain areas will suffer severe unemployment problems.