Sir John Pennefather

Former MP for Liverpool Kirkdale

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Class Viii.: Ministry of Pensions. 13 Jul 1927

    From the speeches which have been made it is evident that the Parliamentary Secretary's statement was regarded as satisfactory in all quarters, broadly speaking. But we have heard a good many speeches in which points of detail have been raised, and in particular the hon. and gallant Gentleman the Member for Fairfield (Major Cohen) made a very illuminating speech in which he referred at some...
  • Private Business.: LIVERPOOL CORPORATION BILL [Lords] (By Order). 21 Jun 1927

    As one of the Members for Liverpool. I should like to express my satisfaction that this bulky Bill has met, on the whole, with so much support from every quarter of the House. It is true that suggestions have been made that certain points in the Bill might be considered by the Committee upstairs, I am surprised to find that the hon. Member for Edge Hill (Mr. Hayes) has spoken to-night of the...
  • Private Business.: LIVERPOOL CORPORATION BILL [Lords] (By Order). 21 Jun 1927

    The hon. Member, in order that some points might be considered, blocked the Bill. None of us on our side have gone so far as that. Our object is that the Bill should be passed, and it is suggested that certain points might be considered. [HON. MEMBERS: "Agreed!"] I do not see much sign of a Division; we seem to be all agreed that the Bill is a most excellent one.

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Former MP for Liverpool Kirkdale

Entered the House of Commons on 15 February 1915 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 10 May 1929 — General election

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