Former MP for Wakefield
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I agree wholeheartedly with the argument deployed by the hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Mr. Maude), and I do not wish to repeat it. We have covered the matter pretty thoroughly in this discussion, but I want to give just one instance of the way in which this rather comprehensive Clause would operate if it became law. I must declare an interest. I am a trustee of the Municipal Mutual...
I want to say only a few words because in this admirable debate most of the ground has been covered. Of course, I accept the principle of the Bill. I believe this area to be highly vulnerable, of great strategic importance, and that greater unity in this area will promote the well being of the countries of the area and the welfare of the people of the respective Territories. I have in the...
I wish that the First Secretary had made the latter part of his speech in 1953 and not 1963. It was as true then as it is today. In 1953 it was politically unwise to push on with federation in the adopted form. I have always felt that it was an unrealistic political policy—a political blunder—largely because it ignored all that had gone before. It ignored the views expressed by the...
Former MP for Wakefield
Entered the House of Commons on 14 November 1935 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964 — General election
Also represented Shipley
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