Mr William Paling

Former MP for Dewsbury

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Don Bridge, Doncaster 11 Jul 1956

    asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the increased distance that heavy lorries must travel which have to leave the Great North Road north of Doncaster and finally return to the Great North Road south of Doncaster because of the weight limit allowed over the River Don bridge at Doncaster.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Don Bridge, Doncaster 11 Jul 1956

    Is the Minister aware of the serious dislocation which is caused to West Riding trade and commerce? Is he aware that these new routes, as has been said of another part of the country, are often down what can only be termed country lanes and that the position is becoming worse each week? Is the Minister satisfied that the new Doncaster by-pass will give the anticipated relief to trade and...
  • Orders of the Day — Hospital Nurses (Shortage) 11 Apr 1956

    I wish to support what my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Morley (Dr. Broughton) has said—particularly as he has referred to two hospitals in my own constituency—and I hope that the Parliamentary Secretary will be able to tell us what is being done to try to solve the problem of the shortage of nurses for hospitals. There are two points in particular to which I want to refer, and...

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Former MP for Dewsbury

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

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

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