Former MP, Chesterfield
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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I do not know whether we are waiting for a message from the Lords or whether we are ready to go, but is it in order to thank you? You have broken another precedent today by making a speech from the Chair. I tell all visitors that it is a characteristic of the Speaker that he never makes a speech, but you have changed that. You have been a marvellous...
I was not expecting the hon. Gentleman's comments. There will be no report of his speech in the press. His speech could in no way be linked to the election campaign. It was a scholarly speech about a matter of great interest. The Minister will reply, and it will be a good debate. When people say that Parliament has lost the confidence of the people, it is in part because they do not know that...
A hereditary peer would not get in on the basis of a degree of legitimacy.
Former Labour MP for Chesterfield
Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 1950 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election
Also represented Bristol South East
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Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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