Mr Harry Barnes

Former Labour MP for North East Derbyshire

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Solicitor-General: National Intelligence Database 7 Apr 2005

    To ask the Solicitor-General what procedures (a) Government Departments and agencies and (b) local authorities with independent prosecuting authority for particular criminal offences use to forward details of convictions, cautions and intelligence on possible criminals to (i) the Criminal Records Bureau and (ii) the Police National Computer; what amendments to these procedures are proposed in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq 5 Apr 2005

    What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary of Australia on policies in relation to the future of Iraq.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq 5 Apr 2005

    Is my hon. Friend aware that on four recent occasions in Question Time in the Australian Parliament the Australian Foreign Secretary has used my involvement with the organisation Labour Friends of Iraq in an attempt to undermine the stance adopted by the Australian Labour party? However, that has led only to establishing better links between Labour Friends of Iraq and the Australian Labour...

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Former Labour MP for North East Derbyshire

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election


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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.


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