Mr John McKay

Former MP for Wallsend

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Overseas Deaths (United Kingdom Burial) 10 Jun 1964

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he is aware that an 18-year-old Royal Army Service Corps driver, Leslie Chambers, was killed on duty in Cyprus on 8th May, 1964, and that, at the request of his parents, the body was brought to Wallsend, that the Army authorities refused financial help, and that the cost to the parents was £350, causing an appeal to be made to local people; if...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Overseas Deaths (United Kingdom Burial) 10 Jun 1964

    It is a long time since this matter was considered. After all is said and done, it does not matter what the subject may be—with time all viewpoints change. The question is a matter of importance for people in general, and this policy is rather bad in their opinion, because it makes a distinction on the question of the circumstances in which families can have the bodies of their relatives...
  • Adjournment (Easter) 19 Mar 1964

    I hope that I will be in order in what I am about to say, but I am not quite sure. We have heard a very strong speech from my right hon. Friend the Member for Llanelly (Mr. J. Griffiths) against the Government's attitude and their intention to inquire into the trade union movement. Their intention is to prepare a case and to get it over in time to help them at the General Election. The...

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Former MP for Wallsend

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964 — General election

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