Mr Rafton Pounder

Former MP for Belfast South

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland 22 Nov 1973

    This is the first time I have spoken in a debate, under you, Mr. Murton, as Mr. Deputy Speaker. May I take the opportunity of expressing to you my personal congratulations and good wishes on your elevation. The formation of an Executive-designate represents a remarkable personal success for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. I genuinely join with others in...
  • Northern Ireland 22 Nov 1973

    I would not disagree with that argument. But there is always a danger in putting in a fixed figure. It can appear to be good, but any flexibility has gone and one finds at the first test that one is up against a legislative situation which requires amendment. In an emotion-charged situation in Ulster today it is easy to side with the felings of emotion. Indeed, it is politically popular so...
  • Northern Ireland 22 Nov 1973

    My hon. Friend is a much more avid newspaper reader than I am and I must admit that I was not aware of any feeling on the part of my right hon. Friend the Member for Ashford either for or against integration. I was seeking to take up his argument that integration was not on offer. UDI is as utterly repugnant as is the continuance of direct rule. We are left, therefore, with only one other...

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Former MP for Belfast South

Entered the House of Commons on 22 October 1963 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

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