Mr Lewis Silkin

Former MP for Camberwell Peckham

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill 9 Dec 1949

    I beg to move, "That the Lords Amendments be now considered." It will perhaps be convenient if I say straight away that it is proposed to accept all the Lords Amendments. We do not disagree with any of them. There are some 140 Amendments and most of them are of a drafting character, or are consequential on drafting Amendments, or represent improvements in machinery. Perhaps it would be...
  • Orders of the Day — Ironstone Workings, Northants 6 Dec 1949

    I should like to congratulate my hon. and learned Friend (Mr. Mitchison) on seizing this opportunity of raising this question once more. He has shown an almost insatiable thirst for information on this subject. Every Tuesday there is a batch of Questions about it, and this evening we have been treated to a good many more. I do not think it is possible for me in the short time available to...
  • Orders of the Day — Ironstone Workings, Northants 6 Dec 1949

    No. If the hon. and learned Gentleman had been listening more carefully than he appears to have been, he would have heard that I said this is the estimate for 1949 in Northamptonshire. I did say that this is the total increase in derelict land in Northamptonshire for 1949. If we take the estimated amount of dereliction over the next 10 years, it is about 500 acres. Again, I am not saying this...

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Former MP for Camberwell Peckham

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 1936 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

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