Mr Robert Brown

Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 11 May 1987

    It is generally agreed—and I concur with the view—that the Leader of the House is fundamentally an extremely decent man and that he has been an extremely good Leader of the House. As the building of the Channel Tunnel would have a profoundly bad effect on the northeast of England, will he do the decent thing by burying it and leaving it to the next Parliament to decide?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Neighbourhood Watch Schemes 2 Apr 1987

    Is the Minister aware that I fully support neighbourhood watch schemes, of which there are many in the Northumbria police area? Is he further aware that since 1978 burglary in that area has increased by 83 per cent.? That means that we have a burglary every 10 minutes. Is it not time that the Minister increased Northumbria's police establishment and that the police got their backsides out of...
  • Orders of the Day — Channel Tunnel Bill: Protective Provisions 3 Feb 1987

    I oppose the Third Reading of this pernicious Bill. I believe that it will spell the economic destruction and ruination of the north-east of England. Ministers have told us in Newcastle of the glorious opportunities that the Channel tunnel will provide for the north-east. We have been told about direct access into the heart of Europe for the commodities that we produce, but after seven years...

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Former MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

Also represented Newcastle upon Tyne West

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