Mr Geoffrey Dickens

Former MP for Littleborough and Saddleworth

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities (Finance) Bill 28 Nov 1994

    Could the Paymaster General simplify this a little for the sake of people at home? Is it not right that we have a very good deal, through the Prime Minister at Edinburgh, and that we are paying very much less than we would have been paying into Europe, which is very important? In fact, it is petty cash in Treasury terms. For it, we are getting inward investment in the United Kingdom, we are...
  • Orders of the Day — The Economy 18 Jul 1994

  • Orders of the Day — The Economy 18 Jul 1994

    This is quite a straightforward question to which the nation is most anxious to know the answer: does the hon. Gentleman favour an increase in the top level of taxation? Yes or no would be quite acceptable.

More of Mr Geoffrey Dickens’s recent appearances


Former MP for Littleborough and Saddleworth

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 17 May 1995 — Died

Also represented Huddersfield West

Future MPs in this constituency

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