Mr John Belcher

Former MP for Sowerby

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Ballot for Notices of Motion: Ministers and Public Servants (Official Conduct) 3 Feb 1949

    Mr. Speaker, Sir, I thank you for affording me this opportunity of making the personal statement which I feel I owe to the House, to the country and to myself. I must begin by apologising for the part which any injudicious actions of mine, or indeed any indiscretions, have played in bringing about an Inquiry which focused upon His Majesty's Government, upon a great Government Department in...
  • Temporary Shops, Plymouth 16 Sep 1948

    I admire the local patriotism of my hon. Friend the Member for the Drake Division (Mr. Medland). I applaud his efforts to achieve something for his city. I do not know that I agree that it is the greatest city in the country. I am a citizen of no mean city myself, a city which also suffered somewhat from the attentions of the enemy during the war. I am sure that the House will realise that I...
  • Temporary Shops, Plymouth 16 Sep 1948

    Not from devastated cities, but there are other matters to be taken into consideration. It may not be just a question of building a shop in a devastated city, but an extension to a factory which will make goods to sell overseas to provide food and raw materials without which we cannot exist, and we have a number of cases of that kind. I was rather sorry to hear the Member for the Sutton...

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Former MP for Sowerby

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1949 — unknown

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