Sir William Jowitt

Former MP for Ashton-under-Lyne

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Recent appearances

  • Civil Estimates, 1945: Family Allowances Bill 11 Jun 1945

    It would be inappropriate if I were not to give my blessing to the compromise which has been arrived at in regard to these two Clauses. The right hon. Gentleman, as I know full well, has a very difficult topic here. Starting from the top, there is the Serviceman being paid 12s. 6d. for each of his children. If he is killed, his widow gets 11s. for each of the children, if he is injured and is...
  • Civil Estimates, 1945: Family Allowances Bill 11 Jun 1945

    I would like to join in the general chorus of congratulation to the hon. Lady the Member for the Combined English Universities (Miss Rathbone), and I would like to congratulate my right hon. Friend the Minister upon the very favourable reception which his Bill has had from all quarters of the House. With the exception of the speech of the hon. and gallant Member for Erdington (Group-Captain...
  • Civil Estimates, 1945: Family Allowances Bill 11 Jun 1945

    Will the hon. Member give way? I thought I made it quite plain that I said "if" the right hon. Gentleman is there. I think it is a pity to mislead as plainly as that.

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Former MP for Ashton-under-Lyne

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 2 August 1945 — unknown

Also represented Preston; Hartlepools, The

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