Mr Humphrey Atkins

Former MP for Spelthorne

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland (Security) 6 May 1987

    We have been asked to be brief and I shall be, but I wish to say two or three things. First, many people will agree that this debate has a depressingly familiar ring. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is absolutely right to draw to our attention the fact that terrorist activity and its consequences in the Province are infinitely less than they were 50 years ago....
  • Northern Ireland (Security) 6 May 1987

    Does anybody seriously maintain that there are more than 15,000 people in the Province whose sole desire is to get their way by engaging in terrorist activity?
  • Northern Ireland (Security) 6 May 1987

    That is most interesting and represents a considerable change from what I was told when I was there by hon. Members who are now in the House. Do they say that there are more than 15,000 active terrorists in the Province?

More of Mr Humphrey Atkins’s recent appearances


Former MP for Spelthorne

Entered the House of Commons on 26 May 1955 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

Also represented Merton and Morden

Previous MPs in this constituency

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