Mr Eric Varley

Former MP for Chesterfield

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Trade Union Reform 19 Jul 1983

    Is the Secretary of State aware that trade unions need no lessons from him about democracy, and certainly not from the Tory party, which is riddled with privilege and thrives on patronage? Does he realise that no one will take the right hon. Gentleman seriously on political levies unless at some stage he announces to the House of Commons that he will introduce legislation to make it possible...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Labour Statistics 10 May 1983

    Will the Secretary of State confirm that he will be the first Secretary of State since the war under whom the number of people in work has been fewer than when he took office? Secondly, will he confirm that he personally was responsible for advising the Prime Minister to scuttle to a June election because the unemployment figures in September will rise dramatically?
  • Closed Shop 13 Apr 1983

    I do not think that the most charitable hon. Member can say that the Secretary of State has contributed much to good industrial relations in the 25 minutes that he has spent at the Disatch Box. When he calls for orderly debate I immediately think of the years that he spent before 1979 sitting below the Gangway, and of him having graduated to some academy of good parliamentary behaviour. He is...

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Former MP for Chesterfield

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 19 January 1984 — unknown

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