Sir Robert Cary

Former MP for Manchester, Withington

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Recent appearances

  • Industrial and Economic Situation 6 Feb 1974

    I am happy to follow the hon. Member for Dunfermline Burghs (Mr. Adam Hunter). He is a miner and he knows mining inside out. He may wish to know that I had the privilege, during my first ten years in the House, or representing a mining constituency. As a young candidate in the early 1930s I lived in rooms with miners at Swinton and Patricroft. I descended most of the pits in the area and had...
  • Industrial and Economic Situation 6 Feb 1974

    I agree with the right hon. Gentleman about the circumstances of those years. But he must go back to the time when a German Chancellor of the Exchequer, with a taxable population of about 80 million people, imposed a surcharge on all electrical goods sold within the German frontiers, which enabled him to give a subsidy in 1922 and 1923 to the German coal owners, so that the Germans undersold...
  • Industrial and Economic Situation 6 Feb 1974

    I am thinking of the effect of that German subsidy on the coal industry in South Wales. But I agree with the right hon. Member for Jarrow (Mr. Fernyhough) that miners were being asked to accept standards which were too low. In 1926 we had not just a miners' strike but a strike by the TUC, which declared a General Strike in support of the miners. That ended in nine days, but the miners...

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Former MP for Manchester, Withington

Entered the House of Commons on 14 November 1935 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Eccles

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