Robert Jackson

Former Labour MP for Wantage

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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Recent appearances

  • Education and Skills (14 to 19) 23 Feb 2005

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the belief that parity of esteem can be generated by a single formal structure of formal qualifications is simply too mechanistic? Surely a better route to it is the pursuit of higher levels of individual attainment and ambition in both academic and vocational studies. Will my right hon. Friend tell us something about the relationship between her proposals...
  • Orders of the Day — European Union Bill 9 Feb 2005

    And wider.
  • Orders of the Day — European Union Bill 9 Feb 2005

    After a European debate a few months ago, the hon. Member for North Essex (Mr. Jenkin)—I still think of him as an hon. Friend—remarked to me that it was interesting that the supporters of the measure that we are considering always refer to the "European constitutional treaty", while its opponents refer to the "European constitution". That theme has emerged extensively during the debate,...

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Former Labour MP for Wantage

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

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Party was Conservative until 15 Jan 2005


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (28 May 2004 to 25 Jan 2005)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (28 May 2004 to 10 Jan 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman of Martin Engineering Systems Ltd.
Chairman of CNIM Escalators (UK).
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to Wessex Pharmaceutical Group, in connection with a project on NHS reform. (£5,001-£10,000)
8. Land and Property
Two cottages in Oxfordshire, from which rental income is received.

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