Mr Derek Coombs

Former MP for Birmingham, Yardley

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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 — Economic and Energy Situation 19 Dec 1973

    It is tragic that not only does an expanding economy have to come to a halt because of the oil crisis but now, due to industrial action, we may have to switch off to the point that our gross domestic product will fall much faster than elsewhere. From striving to expand more than most other countries, we shall now go backwards faster than anybody else. The major responsibility for all this...
  • Orders of the Day — Economic and Energy Situation 19 Dec 1973

    Labour Members in their hearts know that it is 16½ per cent., altough they say otherwise. Here we have the miners turning down an offer of £44 million—not a small sum—which comes to almost £5 per week on average, with some standing to pick up as much as £9 per week extra. It should be understood that the amount that this increase will be worth in real terms in a year's time depends...
  • Orders of the Day — Economic and Energy Situation 19 Dec 1973

    Any mining leader who thinks——

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Former MP for Birmingham, Yardley

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

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