Former MP, Derby South
Will the Secretary of State accept my view, as someone who has been involved with London transport for more than 40 years, that the only solution to the problem is for London's transport to be handed back to the Department of Transport? Is that not the only way to take the issue out of the political arena?
To digress for a moment, Mr. Speaker, I understand that you were elected to your present office seven years ago, on 3 February. I am sure that the whole House will wish me to congratulate you. [HON. MEMBERS: "Hear, hear."] You have retained the confidence and affection of us all.
In those circumstances, Sir, perhaps I should sit down. As was said earlier, there have been many reports on British Rail. My right hon. Friend the Member for Barrow-in-Furness (Mr. Booth) recalled some of them. As many hon. Members know, I have been concerned with the railways for a long time. I have never known any report to be so universally condemned. It has been a waste of time and...
Former MP for Derby South
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election
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