Wing Commander Edward Shackleton

Former MP for Preston South

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Purchase Tax 28 Apr 1955

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Purchase Tax (No. 3) Order, 1955 (S.I. 1955, No. 581), dated 18th April, 1955, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19th April, be annulled.
  • Orders of the Day — Purchase Tax 28 Apr 1955

    For the benefit of excitable hon. Gentlemen opposite, I may as well begin my remarks by saying that, in moving this Motion, the Opposition are not intending to show their opposition to the reduction in Purchase Tax, and that, in fact, hon. Gentlemen opposite can safely go back to their constituencies now and try to regain some of the losses shown in the latest Gallup Poll. The only means...
  • Orders of the Day — Purchase Tax 28 Apr 1955

    That is what I am doing. We know one step that the Chancellor could have taken, and that was to wipe out Purchase Tax entirely on piece goods in this particular scheme and, furthermore, reduce the Purchase Tax on made-up garments. He has completely failed to do that, and I should like to draw attention to the fact that the trade in Lancashire is anything but satisfied with what he has done....

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Former MP for Preston South

Entered the House of Commons on 31 January 1946 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election

Also represented Preston

Future MPs in this constituency

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