Mr Fred Blackburn

Former MP for Stalybridge and Hyde

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Heavy Lorry Trailer Combinations 24 Feb 1970

    Will the Minister also look at the growing practice of heavy lorries travelling in convoy?
  • Local Government, England (Reform) 18 Feb 1970

    I am sorry to disappoint my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning, but it will come as no great surprise to him that my views are somewhat different from his. There is general agreement in government, both central and local, if not among the general public, on the need for some reform of local government, but there is not the same agreement about...
  • Local Government Reform in England 4 Feb 1970

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that he can expect strong opposition to these proposals? While everyone agrees that some measure of reform is necessary, it would appear that the Government have fallen into the same mistake that the Redcliffe-Maud Report has in thinking that mere size is the criterion of efficiency. Can he say whether any estimate has been made of the cost of carrying these...

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Former MP for Stalybridge and Hyde

Entered the House of Commons on 25 October 1951 — General election

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

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