Major Hon. John Astor

Former MP for Plymouth, Sutton

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Betting Reform Bill 13 Mar 1959

    I have never before heard the allegation made against the Tote Board which the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. S. O. Davies) has just made. I have only heard that it has not been active enough in extending the scope of its business. I expect that the hon. Gentleman does not understand that horse racing and breeding are one and the same industry, and that by subsidising running we help the...
  • Orders of the Day — Betting Reform Bill 13 Mar 1959

    Yes, I would say that it is an even-money bet. It is my feeling that if they won they would bring in gambling legislation.
  • Orders of the Day — Betting Reform Bill 13 Mar 1959

    I do not think it would be in order to take that across the Floor of the House, but no doubt we shall meet outside. If, on the other hand, the party opposite were to win the election, I think it would find that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has done such a lot of reforming in the Home Office that it would be left with comparatively little to do in that sphere and there is a good...

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Former MP for Plymouth, Sutton

Entered the House of Commons on 25 October 1951 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 September 1959 — General election

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