Former MP for Leigh
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The subject that we are about to discuss concerns the National Coal Board's proposals for the working of an opencast site at Atherton, in Greater Manchester. Before discussing this matter, I should mention that I have received a note from my hon. Friend the Member for Farnworth (Mr. Roper), whose constituency is adjacent to mine, saying that he wishes to be associated with what I have to say...
I am glad to have my hon. Friend's intervention. That is precisely the point I am making, precisely why I say that this is more than a petty point made into headlines criticising my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State. I criticise my right hon. Friend for different reasons. This situation is probably not his fault, but it ought to be changed. I believe that his decision in this case has...
The surprising thing about the Bill is that it was ever presented. It comes odd from a Government who pride themselves on their willingness for consultation. No one can complain that there has not been consultation on this matter. There have been consultations with the insurance companies and with the several trade unions involved, but all this has come to nothing because they have told the...
Former MP for Leigh
Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 7 April 1979 — General election
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