Mr Geoffrey Dodsworth

Former MP for South West Hertfordshire

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Recent appearances

  • Clause 17: Increase of Rate 10 Jul 1979

    We should regard the debate as an extension of the debate that took place on Friday last week on the motion entitled " The Challenge of North Sea oil ", introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Gosport (Mr. Viggers), seeking on a wider basis to examine the needs of the situation. We are all grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Bedford (Mr. Skeet) for submitting his reasons for a...
  • Clause 17: Increase of Rate 10 Jul 1979

    I will answer that question precisely since it was a matter to which I addressed myself most carefully after advice and consultation at the time. The survey was quite properly part of my election literature. I referred to it, and to the issues I thought were important to the nation, in my election address. I told my electors that they had the chance during the campaign to send their views to...
  • Clause 14: Capital Allowances: Motor Vehicles 9 Jul 1979

    I was at one time chairman of the organisation that has helped draft some of the amendments, and I believe that the Government amendments might well meet the points raised by the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Mr. Cant). The object of the exercise is to maintain a balance between the provision of equipment based on loan or lease. That has been the historical perspective of repeated...

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Former MP for South West Hertfordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 24 October 1979 — unknown

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