Mr William Wilkins

Former MP for Bristol South

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  • Clause 33: Provision for Vesting Port Businesses in National Ports Authority 29 Apr 1970

    I can probably tell the hon. Member for Southgate (Mr. Berry) why we are concerned about the proposal which he has put forward. It is unfortunate that the Opposition Front Bench decided to put up the hon. Member for Southgate to speak to this Amendment. A better choice might have been his hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Edward M. Taylor) who is thought by some of us to...
  • Clause 33: Provision for Vesting Port Businesses in National Ports Authority 29 Apr 1970

    I was trying to show how phoney is the argument that has been advanced by the hon. Member for Southgate. Amendment 66 reads thus: Before making an order under subsection (1) above, the Minister shall arrange for public enquiries to be held in areas where substantial representations are made by local authorities or organisations representing workers … This is a new principle to be advocated...
  • Clause 33: Provision for Vesting Port Businesses in National Ports Authority 29 Apr 1970

    The hon. Gentleman has had a good innings. I know that I am making an attack, but I am doing so because the Amendment is utterly spurious and unsubstantiated in private enterprise. Nobody has a voice, very often not even the shareholders, never mind the workers, on take-overs in private enterprise. If this principle is to be adopted it should apply throughout industry.

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Former MP for Bristol South

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 29 April 1970 — General election

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