Mr David Stoddart

Former MP for Swindon

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 28 Apr 1983

    Has the Leader of the House seen early-day motion 445 on the probation service, which was tabled by the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Irving) and signed by 75 other hon. Members? [That this House is astonished and disturbed by the decision of the Home Secretary to cut the rates of pay of trainee probation officers; finds it impossible to reconcile this decision with the Government's...
  • Clause 12: Charge of Income Tax For1983–84 25 Apr 1983

    We should be indebted to my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Cook) for his devastating exposure of the Government's taxation policy and how they have managed to make the poor pay additional tax while allowing the already rich to get away with it. The Government are operating a system of Robin Hood in reverse by making the poor pay for the tax reliefs of the rich. That is...
  • Clause 12: Charge of Income Tax For1983–84 25 Apr 1983

    My hon. Friend is right to say that the poor have come off worse in terms of personal taxation, but we are in danger of forgetting another form of taxation —fuel tax. My hon. Friend will recall that in 1980, 1981 and 1982 the Government deliberately levied a 10 per cent. tax on fuel. That has hurt poorer people; in particular, the elderly, the sick and the disabled.

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Former MP for Swindon

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

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