HC Deb 22 February 1954 vol 524 c1
Mr. Parker

I desire to present a Petition from the workers of Briggs Bodies, Ltd., in my constituency where over 4,500 of the said workers—more than half of the workers concerned—have signed a Petition to this honourable House praying the House to reject the Housing Repairs and Rents Bill now before the House.

The petitioners claim that the passage of this Bill will increase the rents they have to pay and thereby decrease their standard of life; and, furthermore, that it will lead to an increase in wages and so to an increase in the cost of motor cars for export from this country and thereby harm the export trade of this country. The Petition concludes: Wherefore, your petitioners pray that the said Bill be not passed. And as in duty bound, your petitioners will ever pray. To lie upon the Table.

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