Mr Walter Sweeney

Former MP for Vale of Glamorgan

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Recent appearances

  • Prayers: Education (Vale of Glamorgan) 19 Mar 1997

    I am grateful for the opportunity to inform the House about the difficulties that are being caused to all schools in Vale of Glamorgan by the incompetence of the Labour-controlled Vale of Glamorgan council. At the end of last month, schools were told that the council was about to impose budget cuts of £3.13 million on education. The effect on schools would be catastrophic. Some schools...
  • Prayers: Education (Vale of Glamorgan) 19 Mar 1997

    I was not aware of that circumstance, but I am grateful to my hon. Friend for bringing it to the attention of the House. I am sure that everyone will be interested to learn about that further example of duplicity and incompetence on the part of a Labour-controlled authority. Perhaps I should not have been too surprised at Councillor Stringer's petulance, as he appears to have been equally...
  • Prayers: Education (Vale of Glamorgan) 19 Mar 1997

    I will not say that I am grateful for that intervention. The hon. Gentleman misunderstands the situation. Vale of Glamorgan council has known, or at least the Labour leadership has known, for several months that the council was running over budget in education. It should have taken some pre-emptive action as long ago as last November to deal with the overspend, instead of confronting schools...

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Former MP for Vale of Glamorgan

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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

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