Sir Robert Houston

Former MP for Liverpool West Toxteth

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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

  • Orders of the Day — Accidents in Mines. 14 Mar 1923

    I am sure, that than in my first venture in addressing the House I shall be met with a good deal of indulgence by ray hon. Friends on all sides, because I may claim that I have as many friends among the miners of all districts as I have amongst any other class of people. I wish to speak on this Motion, and I am sure there is no one in the House but will agree with the former part of it, which...
  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Relief Schemes (Government Assistance). 30 Nov 1922

    I have listened very carefully to the speech of the right hon. Gentleman who moved this Amendment, and, although he was very severe in his denunciation of the Government for their laches and misdeeds, he was singularly silent upon unemployment caused through strikes directly and indirectly. Strikes' have largely been the cause of a great deal of unemployment, and particularly the coal...
  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Relief Schemes (Government Assistance). 30 Nov 1922

    At any rate, it was a stoppage of work. That strike was brought about owing to a difference of opinion on the question of a national settlement of wages and also a national pool. I do not want to dwell upon these various strikes, but there is one thing which is a serious matter—I refer to the joiners' strike. This strike commenced in December, 1920, and it was not settled until August,...

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Former MP for Liverpool West Toxteth

Entered the House of Commons on 4 July 1892 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 26 April 1924 — unknown

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