Mr John Biffen

Former MP, North Shropshire

North Shropshire

Recent appearances

  • Working Time Directive 12 Nov 1996

    May I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement and in so doing commend the remarks of my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Thames (Mr. Lamont) about the importance of developing national institutions for guarding and developing what are essentially national issues? In that context, is it not clear that the price for European partnership cannot be purchased by the danegeld of...
  • Orders of the Day — Accelerated Slaughter Programme 24 Jul 1996

    I welcome the decision of my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister to take part in this debate. I very much appreciate his gesture, given the difficulty that he has with his voice. I believe that the whole House welcomes it; it underlines the importance of this topic to many of our constituencies. I assure you, Madam Deputy Speaker, that I shall try to keep my remarks to the minimum,...
  • Orders of the Day — Accelerated Slaughter Programme 24 Jul 1996

    I see that his son and heir is present. I am not sure whether the hon. Gentleman represents quite the same robust views on the issues of our time. Mr. Peart fought his battles with the Treasury, but above all, broadly speaking, he was the master of his own Department. He did not have to go across to Brussels every five or 20 minutes to seek guidance, secure permission, and so on. I am not in...

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Former MP for North Shropshire

Entered the House of Commons on 8 November 1961 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Also represented Oswestry

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