Mr Somerset De Chair

Former MP for Paddington South

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs 25 Jul 1951

    Mr. Somerset de Chair (Paddington, South)rose —
  • Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs 25 Jul 1951

    On a point of order. The right hon. Gentleman has just said that he did not wish this debate to cover the affairs of the Middle East, but that, for the convenience of the Committee, he would make a statement about Persia which he could equally have made as a statement to the House before the debate began, when he would then have been subjected to ordinary question and answer across the Floor...
  • Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs 25 Jul 1951

    Further to that point. It is precisely because we desire to cooperate by not dragging into the debate the general question of Persia and the Middle East that we wish to dispose of this point at once.

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Former MP for Paddington South

Entered the House of Commons on 14 November 1935 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 5 October 1951 — General election

Also represented Norfolk South Western

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