Mr Clifford Forsythe

Former UUP MP for South Antrim

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation 23 Mar 2000

    At the risk of losing friends on the Opposition Benches and gaining them on the Labour Benches, I generally welcome what seems to be a balanced and fair Budget, in which the Chancellor has attempted to be both even-handed and, in some spheres, relatively imaginative. That said, I have misgivings about a number of things, and it is on those that I shall concentrate. Although I will naturally...
  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation 23 Mar 2000

    That is a very fair point, and I hope that the Government pay attention to it. It is essential that that continuity be secured. The air passenger duty is a great bone of contention in Northern Ireland. I welcome the fact that for economy class it has been reduced to £5, and that for travel within the European Union it remains at a level £10. People may consider that the business-class...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Lifelong Learning 20 Oct 1999

    Does the Minister agree that, in apprenticeship schemes and, therefore, in lifelong learning, priority should be given to those who take the practical rather than the academic route so that they obtain the skills and qualifications to enable them to succeed in their chosen field?

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Former UUP MP for South Antrim

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

Left the House of Commons on 27 April 2000 — Died

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