Mr James Lester

Former MP for Broxtowe

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Recent appearances

  • Packaging Waste 3 Mar 1997

    Some small companies are concerned about whether they might be discriminated against if they do not join one of the major schemes. Will my hon. Friend confirm that there will be no difference of approach in regard to individual companies that seek to register on their own and those that choose to do it together?
  • Hunger Strikers (Rochester Prison) 29 Jan 1997

    Does my hon. Friend acknowledge that there is a difference between the regime in Campsfield house and that in Rochester? What we really need is not prisons, but secure hostels to detain people who need detention. The Prison Service is very uncomfortable with that role and, if we are looking for additional places for people such as those being discussed, we would do better to build secure...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Capitation Funding (Nottingham Health Authority) 21 Jan 1997

    Does my hon. Friend understand that those of us who seek the return of a Conservative Government recognise that both parties acknowledge that Nottingham needs the additional money? The settlement is a step in the right direction, but it is only one step and we want considerably more money, year on year, to restore us to the correct position of parity with other similar teaching areas.

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Former MP for Broxtowe

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Also represented Beeston

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