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My JLE: Steven Norris, former transport minister 1992-96

It was Cecil Parkinson who, as Transport Secretary convinced the Treasury that there was a case for the JLE. The scheme had, after all, been around for decades in a series of guises, but once the improbably-named G.Ware. Travelstead had persuaded Margaret Thatcher that Docklands should not be developed as originally planned - a low-rise, rather modest scheme - but rather the financial power centre of Europe to rival the City itself, there was no doubt that infrastructure would have ...

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