Mr Eric Clarke

Former Labour MP for Midlothian

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 9 May 2001

    This is my last contribution to the House because I, too, am retiring. I thank my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and the Government for all they have done for the mining communities in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom, especially with regard to emphysema, bronchitis, white finger and the money that has been given to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to help those communities....
  • New Deal (Scotland) 25 Apr 2001

    Do you believe in a policy to tackle ageism? Old fellas like me do not get a chance because, for instance, they are over 50.
  • New Deal (Scotland) 25 Apr 2001

    I apologise, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I forgot where I was, and used the word "you" as if I were having a conversation. Does the hon. Gentleman accept that a policy must be laid down to tackle such bias?

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Former Labour MP for Midlothian

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

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000)
The fees from these organisations were paid directly to the Midlothian Constituency Labour Party.
Parliamentary adviser to Scottish Coal. (£5,001-£10,000)
6. Overseas visits
6-13 October 2000, to Cyprus to attend Morphou Rally at the invitation of the Greek Cypriot Federation who paid for travel and hotel accommodation. (Registered 26 October 2000)
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director-Trustee of Scottish Mining Museum (Lady Victoria), Newtongrange, Midlothian (unremunerated).

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