Former MP, Southwark Bermondsey
Further to the point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. With respect, I have not heard the argument in the past that the closure cannot be accepted because other hon. Members wish to speak. In fact, one of the reasons for moving the closure is to shut people up. The first argument is therefore not valid. Secondly, Mr. Deputy Speaker, you said that the debate had been in progress for an...
I think that I can say, like Dame Nellie Melba, that this is positively my last performance. I tried hard to understand the point of view of the right hon. Member for Stafford and Stone (Sir H. Fraser), but he did not answer for me the fundamental question of working out a policy in the South Atlantic—a policy in which the Government know where they are going in this vast area that we...
I am trying to follow the logic of my right hon. Friend's argument. I understand what he is trying to say and I understand the importance of avoiding what could be a major conflict in which thousands of lives could be lost. Let us suppose that the fleet sails to the Falkland Islands and diplomatic overtures have been made. The United Nations, and all that it represents, might ask to be part...
Former MP for Southwark Bermondsey
Entered the House of Commons on 19 November 1946 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 1 November 1982 — unknown
Also represented Bermondsey; Bermondsey Rotherhithe
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