I beg to ask leave to present a petition, which reads:
To The Honourable The Commons of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled.
The Humble Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Newham
Your petitioners are the local planning authority for the purposes of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 of the area of the London Dockland within the boundaries of its Borough and which comprises approximately one third of the total area of the Borough and are the freehold owners of a substantial part thereof.
Your petitioners' Council did on the Fourth day of March 1980 pass the following resolution:—
Takes Note of the expenditure already undertaken by the five Dockland Boroughs on the infrastructure and site preparation in Docklands.
Welcomes the development currently in progress in the area
Deplores the undemocratic proposals of Her Majesty's Government to establish an Urban Development Corporation
Considers that this proposal will impose delay and confusion and will inhibit public and private development
Invites Her Majesty's Government to participate in the progress of Dockland development by joining with the Docklands Joint Committee in genuine partnership.ֵ
And Your Petitioners, as In Duty Bound, Will Ever Pray, etc.
The Common Seal of The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Newham was hereunto fixed in the presence of:— Majorie Helps, Mayor and J. Warren, Chief Executive.
To lie upon the table.
Social Security (No 2)
Mr. Secretary Jenkin, supported by Mr. Secretary Prior, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Secretary Atkins, Mr. Nigel Lawson, Mr. Reg Prentice and Mrs. Lynda Chalker, presented a Bill to amend the law relating to social security for the purpose of reducing or abolishing certain benefits and of relaxing or abolishing certain duties to increase sums: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Monday next, and to be printed. Bill 180.]