Sir William Adkins

Former MP for Middleton and Prestwich

Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BILL [Lords]. 27 Jul 1923

    As one who has urged in every possible way that this Bill should be discussed in the light of day, I desire to thank the Solicitor-General for having put it down now, instead of attempting to smuggle it through the House in its darkest hours. This Bill contains provisions which those in any way connected with the legal profession are very glad to have submitted to Parliament. Many of those...
  • Orders of the Day — ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BILL [Lords]. 27 Jul 1923

    It says in Clause 2, paragraph (d): Any cause, not being a cause to which paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) of this Section applies, shall, if any party thereto makes an application in that behalf, be tried with a jury, unless in the opinion of the Court or a Judge the cause is more fit to be tried" without a jury. That is surely making the jury dependent on the discretion of the Judge. My hon....
  • Orders of the Day — ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BILL [Lords]. 27 Jul 1923

    At any rate, you give it now.

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Former MP for Middleton and Prestwich

Entered the House of Commons on 12 January 1906 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 16 November 1923 — General election

Also represented Middleton

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