Former MP for Wyre
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Like the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris), I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Crosby (Mr. Thornton) on initiating this debate, which is of especial concern to those of us in the north-west. My hon. Friend made some interesting comments in his introductory speech. It can be said at the outset that the problems facing the north-west are not new. I have been...
I am not laying all of the blame at the feet of local government—the mania seemed to sweep the whole country. Nor was it peculiar to the northwest. For the very best of reasons, men and women of good will tried to do the best for their communities but landed us with an extremely difficult inheritance in a short time. I am attracted to the motion and the idea of bringing in private industry...
Much of the work was put out to the private sector, but presumably the plans were approved by the customer—the local authority—and the Government consented to the buildings. I am not blaming anybody; I am merely describing what has happened so that we might learn the lessons. As usual, the right hon. Member for Wythenshawe made an interesting speech and I should like to take up some of...
Former MP for Wyre
Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election
Also represented North Fylde
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