Former MP, Birmingham, Yardley
It is tragic that not only does an expanding economy have to come to a halt because of the oil crisis but now, due to industrial action, we may have to switch off to the point that our gross domestic product will fall much faster than elsewhere. From striving to expand more than most other countries, we shall now go backwards faster than anybody else. The major responsibility for all this...
Labour Members in their hearts know that it is 16½ per cent., altough they say otherwise. Here we have the miners turning down an offer of £44 million—not a small sum—which comes to almost £5 per week on average, with some standing to pick up as much as £9 per week extra. It should be understood that the amount that this increase will be worth in real terms in...
Any mining leader who thinks——
Former MP for Birmingham, Yardley
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election
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