Mrs Patricia Ford

Former MP for North Down

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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 — Fisheries Bill 14 Feb 1955

    I would say, in contradiction of the hon. Member for Mother well (Mr. Lawson), that whenever I have herring or kippers in the cafeteria I find them very good indeed, but I agree that we must do our best to maintain the quality of the fish offered to the housewife. She must be given the very best of choice in the shops of the very best quality. Northern Ireland's interest in this Bill is a...
  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Bill 31 Jan 1955

    I do not wish to detain the House for very long, but I feel I must say a few words on Clause 1 of the Bill. As we have heard, that Clause deals with the salary of the Governor of Northern Ireland. As my right hon. and gallant Friend the Home Secretary has told us, at present the Governor receives £8,000 a year, out of which he must pay the expenses and salaries of his personal staff. This...
  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Bill 31 Jan 1955

    We in Northern Ireland are only too pleased when hon. Members opposite come over and see some of our problems, but those problems are always under review on this side of the House by the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister and, although we are glad of any help, we are well able to take care of ourselves.

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Former MP for North Down

Entered the House of Commons on 15 April 1953 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election

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