Michael Clapham

Former Labour MP for Barnsley West and Penistone

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Michael Clapham is a former MP for Barnsley West and Penistone.

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Former Labour MP for Barnsley West and Penistone

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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


Topics of interest

  • Trade and Industry
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Work-related Illness
  • Miners' Compensation
  • Industrial Diseases: Compensation
  • Fire Service
  • Mesothelioma

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee ( 7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee ( 7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions 8 Apr 2010

    My right hon. Friend will be aware that, on 1 October 2008, we introduced a modified pneumoconiosis scheme. That allows a miner who was employed by British Coal to claim a compensation payment, either under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979 or the 1974 scheme. However, is he aware that a man who has been employed in the private sector since 1994 can claim only under...
  • Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Asbestos 25 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress his Department has made towards establishing a network of research practitioners for asbestos-related diseases.
  • Written Answers — Health: Mesothelioma 25 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department to provide updated leaflets with information for those with mesothelioma.

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