Mr James Dempsey

Former MP for Coatbridge and Airdrie

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Mr James Dempsey is a former MP for Coatbridge and Airdrie.

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Former MP for Coatbridge and Airdrie

Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 May 1982 — Died

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  • Schedule 1: Consequential Amendments 17 Dec 1981

    The present system is unfair to the employed person. I hear in the business reports on the radio of the grand profits being made by employers in different aspects of business—manufacturing, distribution, and so on. It is extremely unfair, if we are to relieve the employers of a part of their national insurance contribution, to pass the burden to the insured employee who works hard to earn...
  • Schedule 1: Consequential Amendments 17 Dec 1981

    Perhaps the Minister will clarify one point. I understood that the redundancy fund was funded on the basis of 41 per cent. from Treasury and 59 per cent. from the employers. Is that not being altered by asking for a contribution from the insured person?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Spain (British Visitors) 16 Dec 1981

    As general attacks are taking place on Britishers in Spain by certain Spanish authorities, does the right hon. Gentleman agree that it is necessary to ensure that our point of view is well ventilated? If so, is it not the wrong time to close the BBC world service to Spain, which is one of the most successful and responsible in the world?

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