Former MP for Daventry
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Given the massive scale of the crisis that has developed in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years, and its likely duration, is there not a strong case for a substantial increase in the aid programme for that region alone, rather than having to help that region at the expense of other poor areas?
The hon. Gentleman claimed that this Government were imposing the controls. As a member of the Labour Government in the 1960s and again in the 1970s, I can tell him that there was tight control on local government expenditure then. That was part of the PESC exercise. The Treasury tried to influence that and tried to tighten it up at the time when Tony Crosland said that the party was over....
I found myself in profound disagreement with some parts of the speech of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and in even greater disagreement with the speech of the hon. Member for Copeland (Dr. Cunningham). The future of local government is one of several subjects which we could debate more effectively in a somewhat less partisan atmosphere. I do not mean a...
Former MP for Daventry
Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1957 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election
Also represented Newham North East; East Ham North
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