Mr John Burnett

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Torridge and West Devon

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Mr John Burnett is a former MP for Torridge and West Devon.

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Torridge and West Devon

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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

Expenses

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (28 May 2004 to 10 Jan 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Solicitor General, Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill: Clause 13 — Exercise of Commissioners' Functions by Officers 6 Apr 2005

    We have had long discussions about taxpayer confidentiality, and the provisions in the Bill contain some useful protections in that regard. We share the desire of the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) and other Conservative Members to see the oath retained. I have asked Inland Revenue employees about the oath, which not only buttresses taxpayer confidentiality, but strengthens the...
  • Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 — Rates of Tobacco Products Duty 6 Apr 2005

    I was hoping to speak when we reached stamp duty land tax, but perhaps I have an opportunity to say a few words now. We have in the House, though unfortunately not for much longer, the world's greatest living expert on stamp duty land tax—the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He took the brief at the last minute and, as usual, he acquitted himself with great style and verve. He is...
  • Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 — Rates of Tobacco Products Duty 6 Apr 2005

    I am grateful: I believe that the smuggling involved cigarettes as well as liquor, but I could be wrong and stand to be corrected. I shall give Ministers ample advance warning—about a minute—that I hope to hear what they have done in respect of the Butterfield report and its recommendations. We cannot allow any recurrence of this sort of fraud when hundreds of millions of pounds are lost...

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