Mr John Colville

Former MP for Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address 17 Nov 1942

    I do not know whether you have observed, Mr. Speaker, that although we are drawing to the close of the third day of the Debate on the Address, there have as yet been no contributions from Members representing Scottish constituen- cies. Whether that is a source of grief to you or not, I cannot judge, but I feel emboldened to say a few words with particular emphasis on affairs in Scotland. I...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Home Guard 6 Oct 1942

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that owing to the ceiling a number of Home Guard battalions are below the strength which their military commanders consider necessary for their operational duties; that owing to the improvement of the arms position more men could now be trained and given an operational role; and, as with the possibility of further military commitments...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Home Guard 6 Oct 1942

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that in several parts of the country, and notably in Scotland, there will be no difficulty in increasing the strength and operational value of the Home Guard if this ceiling is raised, and that the present limit is causing misunderstanding and disappointment among men who do not fully understand its necessity?

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Former MP for Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1929 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 January 1943 — unknown

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