Mr David Ennals

Former MP for Norwich North

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Reduction of Rate of Value Added Tax 27 Apr 1983

    The Minister must be disappointed that only one Conservative Back Bencher is present, apart from the Parliamentary Private Secretary behind him, and that he has received such monumental support for his stance on VAT. The hon. Members for Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow) and Gateshead, West (Mr. Horam) criticised new clause 1 only because it does not go far enough. The hon. Member for...
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Reduction of Rate of Value Added Tax 27 Apr 1983

    My point is directly related to the new clause. Charities perform an invaluable service that fits in with the theses of both the Government and the Opposition. They have taken on vast responsibilities in social services. They provide services such as homes for the elderly, the mentally handicapped and children, which would be excluded from VAT if they were provided by local authorities. It is...
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Reduction of Rate of Value Added Tax 27 Apr 1983

    It does. If the Government will not completely relieve charities from VAT, at least this new clause will provide modest relief. If there was any political will to ease the burden of taxes, it would be done. The political will has been found to relieve the burden of VAT—

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Former MP for Norwich North

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Also represented Dover

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