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Hon. John Silkin

Former MP for Lewisham, Deptford

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Recent appearances

  • Adjournment (Easter and May Day) 2 Apr 1987

    I hope that the House will not agree to the Easter Adjournment until it has had time to consider the continuing problem of speech therapists. As some hon. Members may recall, it is just a year since I spoke to the House about the problems of speech therapists, but little of significance has happened since then. It is not that there is a lack of interest; there is considerable interest....
  • Channel Tunnel Bill 4 Nov 1986

    That was not the assurance for which I asked. The assurance I requested was that, if the Bill becomes stuck in the next Session, it will not be carried forward into the Session after that. The hon. Gentleman did not deal with the point that I made about the Standing Order. On the contrary, he has now confirmed that, in the Government's view, it will run from Session to Session.
  • Channel Tunnel Bill 4 Nov 1986

    Will the Minister make this absolutely clear? Can the Government give the assurance that if the Bill fails in the next Session that will be the end and it will have to start the process all over again? I want that assurance, because that was what the hon. Gentleman was trying to tell me—that there would be no carry forward from next Session to the Session after that.

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Former MP for Lewisham, Deptford

Entered the House of Commons on 4 July 1963 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 26 April 1987 — Died

Also represented Deptford

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