Mr John Wheatley

Former MP for Edinburgh East

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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 — South East Scotland Electricity Board (Chairman's Speech) 7 Dec 1953

    asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether his attention has been drawn to the speech, of which details have been sent to him, made by the chairman of the South East Scotland Electricity Board to the Dunfermline Rotarians on 26th November, 1953, in which he discussed and appeared to disclose the principles of the proposed Government Bill to deal with the reorganisation of the electricity...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — South East Scotland Electricity Board (Chairman's Speech) 7 Dec 1953

    Without making any assumptions as to the source from which the chairman received his knowledge, may I ask whether we can get a categorical answer as to whether this gentleman was consulted about the proposed contents of the Bill? Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that the speech contained reference to many points of detail, which could be known only to a person who was intimately connected...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — South East Scotland Electricity Board (Chairman's Speech) 7 Dec 1953

    Then may we take it that the Minister approves of the procedure whereby a person who is consulted in relation to the contents of a Bill which has not been laid before Parliament should make a speech in public in which he discusses those proposed contents?

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Former MP for Edinburgh East

Entered the House of Commons on 27 November 1947 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 31 January 1954 — unknown

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