Sir Arthur Benn

Former MP for Sheffield Park

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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

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 32. — (Further relief of small annuities from, estate duty.) 1 Jul 1935

    I beg to second the Amendment. I do so with pleasure. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer said a good deal this afternoon about gestures. I hope that this Amendment is one which will appeal to him and be outside gestures. The fact that this Clause is in the Bill shows that the Chancellor fully realises the difficulty of people who have small means and who are inheriting...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Electrification. 19 Jun 1935

    32. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will invite the London Midland and Scottish and the London and North Eastern Railway Companies to initiate a joint investigation of their lines in the West Riding, North Derbyshire, and North Nottinghamshire, with a view to early conversion under a similar guarantee to that just promised by the Government in the London transport area?
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. 21 May 1935

    I should like, first of all, to say something about what the Chancellor of the Exchequer has done for us. Those who are engaged in carrying on the industries of the country must congratulate him on the position of the national finances. He has restored confidence, and I hope that we shall receive more and more of those benefits day by day, because our trade depends upon confidence....

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Former MP for Sheffield Park

Entered the House of Commons on 3 December 1910 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 October 1935 — General election

Also represented Plymouth Drake; Plymouth

Future MPs in this constituency

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