Mr John Watkinson

Former MP for Gloucestershire West

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Prime Minister (Engagements) 3 Apr 1979

    Has my right hon. Friend noted the view of the City that, in the unlikely event of a Tory victory in the election, cuts in public expenditure will fuel a boom in the price of land and shares? Can my right hon. Friend see any merit in cuts in the social wage in order to fuel a speculators' bonanza?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Prime Minister (Engagements) 3 Apr 1979

    Does my right hon. Friend accept that dairy farmers are concerned about the massive co-responsibility levy? They welcome the defence that he put up for the dairy industry. Will he confirm that this matter will come before the Council again in three months' time? If that does happen, is my right hon. Friend prepared to protect British dairy farmers by exercising the veto over the extravagant...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister (Engagements): Inland Revenue (Discretion) 27 Mar 1979

    The right hon. and learned Member for Hexham (Mr. Rippon) will not be surprised to hear that I do not agree with his gloomy and doom-laden speech. I tremble to think what he would spend on defence if he were on the Government Front Bench. No doubt the right hon. and learned Member will go to Hexham to explain to his electorate how the Conservatives will cut taxation and the borrowing...

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Former MP for Gloucestershire West

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 April 1979 — General election

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