Mr Bob Cryer

Former MP for Bradford South

Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Railways (Rateable Values) 29 Mar 1994

    The Minister introduced the order by saying that it was a traditional method of assessing rates. I am familiar with the system of assessing rates because, unlike him, I have been a director of a private railway company and I was the chairman of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society. It was one of the pioneering railway preservation societies, it was formed in 1962 and it...
  • Orders of the Day — Railways (Rateable Values) 29 Mar 1994

    May I finish the point? The Leeds to Bradford and Airedale branch line has just been provided with new fencing and new bridge parapets for protection, because the 25 kV overhead electrification has been installed and, no doubt, some of the track work has been improved. I should have thought that that would reflect a higher charge. The Minister may regard that as extremely inconvenient, but...
  • Orders of the Day — Railways (Rateable Values) 29 Mar 1994

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention, but the truth is that we simply do not know. The opaqueness of the explanatory note for the order is not exceptional. Government Departments have a certain style—and the orders are always signed by Ministers; it is they, not civil servants, who take the responsibility. Departments seem to consider that one of their aims in life is to...

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Former MP for Bradford South

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 1994 — Died

Also represented Keighley

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