Mr Benjamin Parkin

Former MP for Paddington North

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Rent Bill 5 Jul 1965

    It is with some hesitation that I take part in this debate, because I am not sure that at this stage there is much constructive that can be added to the excellent work that has been done already. It is, however, right that a few words should come from this side of the House in unqualified praise and acceptance of the policy of my right hon. Friend the Minister and its embodiment in the Bill...
  • Orders of the Day — Rent Bill 5 Jul 1965

    Surely, in view of the hon. Lady's Ministerial experience, it was also her duty to convey to this old lady that she did not accept it as socially desirable that an old lady of 70 should have to depend for her income on the rents of old properties that she could not maintain or repair.
  • Orders of the Day — Rent Bill 5 Jul 1965

    The hon. Gentleman is trying to have it both ways. Either these higher rents are fair or they are unfair. Either a shortage is applying or it is not applying. If, as he maintains, there is no problem, then they will be in and out of the rent office and in and out of the rent assessment committee in a very short time.

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Former MP for Paddington North

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 October 1969 — unknown

Also represented Stroud

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