Sir Frederick Messer

Former MP for Tottenham

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Protection of Deer 24 Jun 1959

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the hunting with hounds of deer; to provide for the control of deer by approved methods; and for purposes connected therewith. Whatever may be the merits of any debate on this question, there can be no doubt whatever that throughout the country a growing and strong opinion is being formed that the time has come when deer...
  • Protection of Deer 24 Jun 1959

    His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,The attribute to awe and majesty,Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;But mercy is above this sceptred sway,It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,It is an attribute to God himself.Though justice be thy plea, consider this—That in the course of justice, none of usShould see salvation: we do pray for mercy"—
  • Protection of Deer 24 Jun 1959

    And that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy. I ask that this House today shall render one deed of mercy to remove a blot from the fame and fair name of this country which for too long has disfigured it.

More of Sir Frederick Messer’s recent appearances


Former MP for Tottenham

Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1929 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 September 1959 — General election

Also represented Tottenham South

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