Brigadier-General Sir Ernest Makins

Former MP for Knutsford

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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 — Supply: Army Estimates, 1944 2 Mar 1944

    We have had a most interesting appreciation of the situation from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War as regards the past, present, and paulo-post future of the operations of the Army as a whole. I would like to detain the House for a few minutes on some rather wider issues: what sort of an Army are we going to have after the war? There are constant and insistent demands for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Royal Armoured Corps (Cavalry Regiments) 13 Jul 1943

    Does not the Army A.C.I, begin with the words "In order to foster esprit de corps," and does the right hon. Gentleman think that this part of the A.C.I. will help that spirit? May I take it that it is not the policy of the War Office gradually to-destroy the individuality and identity of these old cavalry regiments?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Adoption of Children (Regulation) Act, 1939 10 Sep 1942

    asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider putting into operation the Adoption of Children (Regulation) Act, 1939, or at all events parts of it, to meet the present conditions which have arisen?

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Former MP for Knutsford

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 15 June 1945 — General election

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