Mr Cecil Parkinson

Former MP for Hertsmere

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Trust Ports 26 Nov 1990

    I believe that we should now build on the resounding success of the abolition of the dock labour scheme. To open up the ports industry further to market forces I want to see the main trust ports transfer into private ownership. I therefore intend to introduce a Bill in the current Session to allow trust ports to move into the private sector without the need to promote private legislation.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Trust Ports 26 Nov 1990

    Yes, I do. The present constitution of the trusts ports inhibits their development. The sooner they have a proper structure and are in the private sector, the better they will be able to develop, expand, create jobs and aid industry.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Trust Ports 26 Nov 1990

    The Bill will encourage trust ports to come forward with their own schemes for privatisation. We shall have to approve those schemes; an important part of any scheme will be giving dock workers an opportunity to own shares in the ports in which they work. That has been a tremendous success in the case of Associated British Ports and it will be in others.

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Profile

Former MP for Hertsmere

Entered the House of Commons on 19 November 1970 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 16 March 1992 — General election

Also represented Hertfordshire South; Enfield West

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