Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Smiles

Former MP for North Down

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Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Smiles is a former MP for North Down.

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Former MP for North Down

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 31 January 1953 — Died

Also represented Down; Blackburn

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Recent appearances

  • Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1952–53; Army Supplementary Estimate, 1952–53: Anglo-Argentine Trade Agreement 27 Jan 1953

    I hope it is not to be all cotton piece-goods. There are other textiles in the United Kingdom as well as cotton.
  • Class Ix. Vote 17: Ministry of Materials (Strategic Reserves) 26 Jan 1953

    I agree with the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) when he throws compliments and bouquets at the two Ministers. As far as I can see, the impression was given abroad that the British Government were not in the market for strategic materials and the prices dropped. Then some other Minister comes in by the back door and buys these materials much cheaper. I commend that...
  • Class Vi. Vote 4: Export Credits 26 Jan 1953

    I also am interested in the problems of Brazil on account of the linen industry of Northern Ireland, because Brazil used to be one of our best customers. Today, however, when one goes to the Chamber of Commerce and asks about the Brazilian trade, they raise their hands and say, "Don't speak of the dead," because the linen industry in Brazil has been shrinking and shrinking. I was extremely...

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