Mr John Beattie

Former MP for Belfast West

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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 — Budget Proposals and Economic Situation 22 Apr 1955

    Having listened to the hon. Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr. Spearman) say that the Budget was a stimulus to industry, I find his remarks a stimulus to me to proceed to destroy the arguments he put forward. One of them was that the Government have mastered unemployment; that they have now secured full employment. I think that the hon. Member must have been viewing that question from the...
  • Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals and Economic Situation 22 Apr 1955

    That can be argued out. I could give an exhibition of a return to the hungry 'thirties on the streets of Belfast due to unemployment caused by the failure of this Government to alleviate distress in an area which they claim. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has given a sop to the linen industry, which is a very old industry in the part of the world from which I come. The least that I was...
  • Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals and Economic Situation 22 Apr 1955

    I accept that statement. I had no doubt in my mind after speaking to my right hon. Friend about his intentions. I am glad that the linen workers of Northern Ireland at least have their friends on this side of the Committee, and I hope that at the forthcoming Election they will not forget the friends who have endeavoured to help them. We have in Northern Ireland an aircraft industry, a...

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Former MP for Belfast West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 February 1943 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election

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