Former MP for Chorley
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I support compulsory land registration in principle because, as a member of a local authority, I am well aware of the difficulties that arise in finding out who owns land. Also, as my constituency is part of the central Lancashire new town, we are having special difficulties in that connection. I have seen instances of officers building up empires in other spheres, particularly since the...
In spite of much evidence of mirth at the beginning of this afternoon's proceedings, when I looked into the Gallery I did not there see evidence of mirth. I feel strongly that the nation and the public are criticising Members of Parliament for presenting the image to the country which is presented. I can assure the House that none of the people outside find the present situation amusing. In...
I should imagine that the English Civil War is not something which we want to carry on in this age, which should be a little more enlightened, but sometimes there are heads which I should like to chop off—what would that do for conciliation? As hon. Members know, I manage mostly to keep my thoughts to myself. It was Disraeli who exposed the gulf between the poor and the rich. There is...
Former MP for Chorley
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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