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London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: Yes, it does. The great majority of Conservative councillors are in favour of the Government's proposals. I wish to cite two examples to show why I say that the GLC is so distant from my borough. It plans to establish a bus contra-flow lane in Enfield town. That plan is opposed, even by the Labour GLC member. Everyone is opposed to it. Nevertheless, the GLC intends to go ahead with it. It is...

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for offering to fight to the death for me, although I hope that he will not have to do so. I understand his argument. The GLC is so far removed from parts of London that it does not understand the problems. That is why transferring many of its powers to the boroughs will provide a local awareness of what is happening. Councils will know of the problems and...

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: The best thing for me to do is to quote the answer to a parliamentary question by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, who said: As we made clear in our White Paper 'Public Transport in London' … the Government have always recognised the concern of London's pensioners that a joint scheme for concessionary travel should be available to them. The London Boroughs Association has agreed...

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for adding to my argument. I must draw to a conclusion. My speech has been rather longer than I intended, but I hope that you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, will agree that it has not been entirely my own speech. We all make mistakes—even the hon. Member for Newham, North-West. One major mistake was the setting up of the GLC. Now, we are putting that right. The hon....

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: The point that I was trying to make was that the coupon that we have received showing that Londoners are keen to exercise their rights in GLC elections is nonsense, since most people do not use their democratic rights.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 May 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: Will my right hon. Friend remind the House, on the day when Her Majesty the Queen opens the Thames barrier, that a Conservative GLC under Lord Plummer gave the go-ahead for the scheme? Secondly, will my right hon. Friend remind the House that more than three quarters of the finance has come from the Government, which makes nonsense of the claim that if there were no GLC there would be no...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: My hon. Friend the Member for Westminster, North (Mr. Wheeler) is with a Select Committee in Hong Kong, with two hon. Members from the Opposition side. He is carrying out a parliamentary duty.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: It has for many years been a custom of the House to table a blocking motion on GLC Bills. It has been done by both parties, regardless of which has been in Government or in control at county hall. All parties have welcomed such a motion as an opportunity to discuss London matters and to exchange views. The usual channels have also welcomed it, as it relieves pressure for London debates in...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: Of course he has; I wonder why. So far as I know, no requests have been made by the GLC under its present control to change that system. So we come to this year's Bill. It will not, of course, be the last such Bill, but I accept that we are considering it under rather unusual circumstances. Therefore, it is right that we should inspect it in a special way and consider what is in it. That is...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I should like to finish my sentence. I should not like the hon. Gentleman to miss the thrust of what I am saying, because no doubt it is something with which he will wish to agree. At a moment when the Government are doing so much for the citizens of London in making local democracy really local, it would be wrong for the powers of the money Bill to be totally withheld.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I think that I can answer the hon. Gentleman. Perhaps I shall be criticised by him for referring to the account from which the money being spent by the GLC on propaganda is coming. I am in no doubt that that is the main reason for the swing in public opinion, as expressed by the polls, but I have always taken the view that the ballot box is what matters, just as it did this time last year....

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: We are not changing the rules.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I am sure my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State could have brought in a Bill to change the rules. We have not done so. We fight on the facts of the argument and we are prepared to go on doing so. My next note was in regard to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks), but we have got to him already. The hon. Gentleman accepted a figure of £1·5 million across the Floor of the...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: Of course the hon. Gentleman is right. We can challenge it. I am not suggesting that it is against the law. It was the hon. Gentleman who asked me why I thought that the opinion polls were showing support for keeping the GLC. I say that it is because of the mass expenditure, from whatever account, of ratepayers' money in this respect. Therefore, I think that it is relevant.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: Yes. My hon. Friend has great knowledge of these problems. I am most grateful to him and I hope that Opposition Members will heed what he has said. I believe that Opposition Members are also concerned about the timing of the exchanges on the Bill. I should like to put this on the record to defuse in advance any points that they may make. The GLC finance and general purposes committee...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I appreciate the compliment the hon. Gentleman has paid me. I think he knows the answer. It was kind of him to draw attention to my position in the House, which is not that of a member of the Government. The GLC's refusal to allow the Department to see the proposals in advance is typical of its attitude and in keeping with its refusal to allow officials from the Department of the Environment...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I was most anxious to establish my position following the question which I was asked as to whether I was speaking for the Government or as a Back Bencher. I hope that I have made it clear that I was speaking as a Back Bencher. I am sure that the Government will come to the right decision when the occasion arises.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: Will the hon. Gentleman remind the House just how many peers, who were once leaders of the GLC, voted with the Labour party last night in the other place?

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: I would never use the phrase "stooge Back Bencher" about any colleague in the House. I have been a Member of the House for 19 years, and I object strongly to that phrase. I ask the hon. Gentleman, as a decent honourable Member with whom I have had relations for many years, to withdraw that charge.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill (By Order) (12 Jun 1984)

Hon. Anthony Berry: When I moved the motion, I said that there is money available for all those schemes, if those responsible in the GLC are prepared to spend money on them. The money is there. Why do they not spend it on the schemes?


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