Richard Caborn

Former Labour MP for Sheffield Central

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Richard Caborn is a former MP for Sheffield Central.

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Former Labour MP for Sheffield Central

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • International Development
  • Injuries: Sports
  • Group of Eight: AIDS
  • Africa: AIDS
  • Betting Shops: Horseracing
  • Trade: Intellectual Property

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Sport), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (17 Jun 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (11 Jun 2001 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Regions, Regeneration and Planning), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions ( 5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 29 Mar 2010

    In common, I think, with several other Members who will contribute today, this will possibly be my last speech in the House, after 27 years of representing Sheffield, Central, and after five years before that as a Member of the European Parliament. I was first elected to public office, as an MEP, in 1979, having left school at 15 years of age to start my engineering apprenticeship at the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: British Airways Strike 16 Mar 2010

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the trade unions have stuck within the law during the whole of this dispute and the one thing that we do not want is politicians interfering? This is an industrial dispute, not the political dispute that the Opposition are trying to orchestrate to make the situation worse, not better, for the passengers.
  • Business of the House 4 Mar 2010

    May I ask my right hon. and learned Friend to make time available urgently next week to debate the Ashcroftgate affair? We are moving towards a general election, and allegations have been made that really need to be cleared up, as they go to the heart of our democracy. They also go to the heart of a political party that wants to become the Government after the election. It is an important...

More of Richard Caborn’s recent appearances

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