Colonel Alan Gandar-Dower

Former MP for Penrith and Cockermouth

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Control of Engagement Order 14 Dec 1949

    There are one or two points I should like to put to the right hon. Gentleman, whom I have in many ways found very sympathetic; he meets Members of this House with great courtesy in their efforts and inquiries. Why has he not answered the question put by the hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for West Derby (Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe), who said the Lord President of the Council had given an...
  • Orders of the Day — Control of Engagement Order 14 Dec 1949

    What is necessary in wartime, I will never agree to in peace time. The right hon. Gentleman says it has only been necessary to direct labour in twenty-nine cases. He says that with pride. I am very pleased there have not been more. I should like to ask him, when one hears Labour Members saying that* the Labour workers are in favour of this, whether, if he had had to direct them in 29,000...
  • Orders of the Day — Armed Forces (Housing Loans) Bill 5 Dec 1949

    I gather the last Debate lasted longer than was expected, so I shall not take up too much time in making the one or two points which I feel I must make before this Bill passes from us. The Under-Secretary will appreciate that this Bill is supported on all sides of the House, and I do not want the suggestion of the hon. Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Emrys Hughes), that this Bill will not be a...

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Former MP for Penrith and Cockermouth

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

Also represented Stockport

Previous MPs in this constituency

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