Mr Gordon Oakes

Former MP for Halton

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Recent appearances

  • Prayers: Engineering 20 Mar 1996

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Lewes (Mr. Rathbone) on the precision of his speech, which is very apt in a debate on engineering, but most of all on raising this subject. As he said, this is Science, Engineering and Technology Week. Yet this one-and-a-half-hour debate on a Wednesday morning is the only contribution that the House is making to what should be a focus event throughout the...
  • Prayers: Engineering 20 Mar 1996

    I am delighted to hear it. I was not talking about what the Labour party is doing in the country as a whole; I was talking about what we are doing in the House. It is only because the hon. Member for Lewes raised the subject of science, engineering and technology that we are talking about it today. The hon. Gentleman mentioned some of our past engineering achievements. They are indeed...
  • Prayers: Engineering 20 Mar 1996

    Yes, the baccalaureate idea. If a person is entering the science discipline, three of the subjects that he studies should obviously be science subjects, but two should be arts subjects—for instance, history, a language or English. Similarly, a person intending to pursue a course in the arts should take two science subjects because, to be an educated man in the present world, he must have...

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Former MP for Halton

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Also represented Widnes; Bolton West

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