Mr Robert Atkins

Former MP for South Ribble

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Inward Investment 19 Mar 1997

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of the reasons why Isuzu decided to invest in a joint manufacturing operation with Leyland Trucks in my constituency, employing many of my constituents and those of my hon. Friend the Member for Chorley (Mr. Dover), were the reasons that he just enunciated—a low-cost economy that is successful as a direct result of Conservative policies, which must...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (Manchester) 18 Mar 1997

    Will not waiting lists in Manchester, at hospitals such as the Christie, be considerably helped by the building of the £5.8 million cancer unit at the Royal Preston, which will do a great deal to provide facilities for people in Preston? That will avoid their having to go to the Christie in Manchester, thereby improving the situation of patients both in Manchester and in Preston.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Eurofighter 11 Mar 1997

    What does my right hon. Friend think will be the painful consequences for Eurofighter, British Aerospace, Leyland Trucks and anyone else who provides defence equipment to our armed forces of a defence review as suggested by the Labour party?

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Profile

Former MP for South Ribble

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

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

Also represented Preston North

Future MPs in this constituency

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