Mr Richard Acland

Former MP for Gravesend

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Recent appearances

  • Air Estimates, 1955–56: MR. George Ward's Statement 10 Mar 1955

    I regret that I cannot follow the hon. and gallant Member for Macclesfield (Air Commodore Harvey) in his arguments on many of the detailed points on which he has made such very constructive suggestions, beyond saying that I was interested in the point he made about the possibility of fog grounding the whole of our fighter force. That only goes to emphasise a point which is part of the...
  • Air Estimates, 1955–56: MR. George Ward's Statement 10 Mar 1955

    My hon. Friend says Ireland. The argument that I am going to advance now is one of a relatively lower level of national selfishness, but I offer it all the same. We might be left out if we have not a strategic bomber force or the hydrogen bomb. But if we have a strategic bomber force and the hydrogen bomb, which cannot add 5 per cent. to the strength of the American onslaught, one thing is...
  • Air Estimates, 1955–56: MR. George Ward's Statement 10 Mar 1955

    My hon. Friend may be right about that, but that particular point is no essential part of my case. The only part which is essential to my case—I do not think my hon. Friend will dispute this—is that the United States and the Soviet Union are capable, or within a matter of a few months or years will be capable, of dealing mortal blows at each other. That is all my case rests upon.

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Former MP for Gravesend

Entered the House of Commons on 14 November 1935 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 22 March 1955 — unknown

Also represented Barnstaple

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