Mr Barry Porter

Former MP for Wirral South

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland 15 Jul 1996

    My right hon. and learned Friend will have noticed the absence from the Chamber not only of the SDLP but of the Democratic Unionist party. Apparently they think that the political process is all over, and from their point of view, it probably is. That reality must be faced. May I echo the views of my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Thames (Mr. Lamont) and my hon. Friend the...
  • Business of the House 11 Jul 1996

    I may have missed something—I do not think so—but it appears that we shall not have a discussion about Northern Ireland between now and the recess. Will my right hon. Friend reconsider that? It seems an entirely appropriate opportunity to re-emphasise the tripartite support for the political negotiations that are going on, and perhaps to give some much-needed impetus to them. We may not...
  • Schools (Self-government) 25 Jun 1996

    Many assertions have been made about divisiveness. I invite my right hon. Friend to visit the Wirral peninsula, which has had good grammar and high schools for the past 20 years, since I resisted attempts by Shirley Williams to enforce comprehensives on us. The evidence of the Wirral peninsula is that grammar and high schools work in terms of academic achievement, are perfectly sensible...

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Former MP for Wirral South

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 November 1996 — Died

Also represented Bebington and Ellesmere Port

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