HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 c842 9.37 am
Mr. Don Dixon (Jarrow)

I beg to ask leave to present a petition that was handed to me by one of my constituents, Mrs. Jean Taylor—someone for whom I have the highest regard and who has done a tremendous amount of work for Christian Aid and other charities. The other signatures were collected from the Park Methodist church, Jarrow.

The petition asks the Government to take action over sanctions against South Africa to bring to an end the evil system of apartheid. Despite the many problems suffered by my constituents, such as unemployment and housing —an issue which I hope to raise later today—they are still greatly concerned about what is happening in South Africa. I support the sentiments expressed in the petition.

To lie upon the Table.