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Mr Piers Merchant

Former Conservative MP for Beckenham

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Recent appearances

  • Welsh Assembly 25 Jul 1997

    The right hon. Gentleman said that the Conservative party had opposed devolution at each stage. Will he confirm that the Welsh people, when they were last given the opportunity, roundly opposed devolution?
  • Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill 22 Jul 1997

    I am pleased to follow the maiden speech of the hon. Member fmor Elmet (Mr. Burgon), who spoke ably and with good humour. I look forward to hearing many of his speeches in future to this House. He was generous in the tribute he paid to his predecessor, Spencer Batiste, with whom I served for many years on the Government Benches. It is a shame that he is not here now, but the hon. Gentleman...
  • Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill 22 Jul 1997

    It is not a new avenue, because the previous Government were also concerned when national insurance contributions were not properly paid. Because the then system enabled employers to make use of avoidance measures, my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State and my right hon. and learned Friend the then Chancellor introduced a number of measures to combat them. I greatly welcome the fact...

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Former Conservative MP for Beckenham

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

Left the House of Commons on 27 October 1997 — Resigned

Also represented Newcastle upon Tyne Central

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  • Has voted in 82.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation. (From Public Whip)

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