Former MP for Sedgefield
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I do not propose to take up the conversations of the hon. Lady the Member for Tyne-mouth (Dame Irene Ward) about the Kielder Valley or to dwell for long on the speech made by the Minister for Local Government and Development. Both speakers went back to earlier years to find examples of projects in the Northern Region—projects which were started before I was born—to demonstrate that a...
I beg to move Amendment No. 37, in page 16, line 31, at end add: '(5) The Secretary of State may, in addition, lay before Parliament such orders in respect of consumer trade practices which he considers require urgent control irrespective of any report from the Advisory Committee'. My purpose in drafting the amendment was to ensure that, together with the proposed amendment to new Clause 3...
As a Socialist, I am quite prepared to give a Conservative Minister this power, provided that we have the watchfulness of the Opposition Front Bench to ensure that the Minister does not try to slip through certain kinds of order. If I am prepared to make that concession to a Conservative Government, perhaps the hon. Gentleman would do the same thing for a Socialist Government.
Former MP for Sedgefield
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election
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