Mr Tony Clarke

Former Labour MP for Northampton South

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill 4 Mar 2005

    I add my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr. Hepburn) on bringing this Bill before the House. It has been said that the ballot for private Members' Bills is very much a case of chance, but I always like to look at what Bills Members choose to promote, because it can be almost a window on the soul. In choosing their subjects, my hon. Friends the Members for Jarrow and...
  • Orders of the Day — Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill 4 Mar 2005

    I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his comments, but I have to say that the fact that we might not be able to go as far as we want is no excuse for not putting the Bill on the statute book or for allowing 300-plus deaths a year to continue unchecked. Perhaps the Government will have to come back at a later date to extend coverage to the public sector; if so, so be it. We should not...
  • Orders of the Day — Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill 4 Mar 2005

    On companies not taking seriously health and safety matters, does my hon. Friend agree that it is an outrage that, when the HSE considered the amount of time that directors spent at board meetings discussing health and safety, it found that more than 50 per cent. of companies had not discussed health and safety in the past three years? Is that not the crux of what we are trying to do? We want...

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Former Labour MP for Northampton South

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

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.


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