Mr Douglas Houghton

Former MP for Sowerby

Recent appearances

  • Representation of the People Bill: Limits on Parliamentary Election Expenses 7 Feb 1974

    Further to the point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The Standing Order provides that the Third Reading shall be taken without debate unless six hon. Members put their names down to a motion to the contrary. The question is what opportunity has occurred of six Members putting down their names to take advantage of the Standing Order to have a debate on the Third Reading? Are you willing now, Mr....
  • Representation of the People Bill: Limits on Parliamentary Election Expenses 7 Feb 1974

    I am trying not to be a nuisance, Mr. Deputy Speaker, but under what authority is the Question, "That the Bill be now read the Third time" being put immediately after Report? The Bill was reported to you unamended by the Chairman of the Committee. You then asked "Third Reading, what day?" and a voice said "Now". What authority lies behind that call of "Now"? Has the House agreed to take the...
  • Orders of the Day — Pensions (Increase) Bill 29 Jan 1974

    This is a short Bill and a very important Bill, but it is hideously complex. There is hardly an intelligible clause in it. It is a good thing that we are considering this Bill late at night because only a few hon. Members on both sides of the House are present to misunderstand it. It is always a great encumbrance in our debates when a large number of hon. Members are trying to understand a...

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Former MP for Sowerby

Entered the House of Commons on 16 March 1949 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

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