Mr Trevor Skeet

Former MP for Bedfordshire North

Recent appearances

  • Information Technology (Government Strategy) 3 Mar 1997

    If I understand my right hon. Friend the Minister correctly, his statement is about using technology to make more information available on Government services on a 24-hour basis. Will it be a precursor of new developments? Will he be a little more specific on cost? He indicated the amount of capital expenditure going into IT at the moment. Although the proposal concerns only a very tiny part...
  • Orders of the Day — Mr. Amarjit Singh 23 Jan 1996

    In his letter to me, my right hon. Friend said: As mentioned in my letter of 15 January, the way forward is for Mr. Singh to submit a fresh application which can be considered by an ECO. You will appreciate that I cannot guarantee the outcome in advance. That will be a decision for the Entry Clearance Section at New Delhi. Time is short. Such cases can go remarkably fast. Is my right hon....
  • Orders of the Day — Mr. Amarjit Singh 23 Jan 1996

    Under the rules, the Minister has a discretion. In 32 years in the House I have noticed hard cases, but I think that this is the hardest case. The Minister could exercise his discretion and overrule the ECO. He could decide that the case is now serious; he should consult the consultant; he should take into account what the family think about it; he should pin his researcher down to a briefer...

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Former MP for Bedfordshire North

Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Also represented Bedford; Willesden East

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