Former MP for Jarrow
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Does my hon. Friend agree that the knife culture in this country also emanates to a great extent from the violence in the Hollywood movies that are churned out? Many advertisements show film stars holding knives, and that incites youngsters to buy knives.
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I was greatly involved in the discussions on the Jopling recommendations and the Adjournment debates on Wednesday mornings. At no time during those discussions was it stated that, if a Minister was not on the Front Bench when the previous debate finished, the debate could not begin. However, I think that it was stated that, if the hon. Member with the...
I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Smith), who advanced a good case against the nonsensical scheme that has been proposed by the Secretary of State for Transport. Having lived on the banks of the River Tyne for 67 years, and having worked all my working life in the shipyards on the River Tyne until I retired from gainful employment in 1979 and came to this place,...
Former MP for Jarrow
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election
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