Mr Robert Rankin

Former MP for Liverpool Kirkdale

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Shipping and Shipbuilding 1 Nov 1944

    While it is fitting that this House should discuss the future of its most important industry, it cannot be denied that the present outlook makes for uncertainty. Nevertheless, two important principles laid down last month by the Minister of Shipping have been received with satisfaction. He declared that the British Mercantile Navy must be as large as it was before the war, and as much larger...
  • Shipping and Shipbuilding 1 Nov 1944

    I think the word "negligible" is too strong, but those who have been used in the past to the carriage of cargo, know that speed is a small factor in it. There are many needs which merchants have in regard to the ships they employ, but speed is not among the important factors.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — NATIONAL WAR EFFORT Boiler-Scaling (Agreement) 28 Sep 1944

    asked the Minister of Labour in respect to the agreement recently made between the Factory Department in his Ministry and representatives of employers and employees relative to the scaling or cleaning of ships' boilers, why no shipowners' representatives were consulted thereon, or asked to be signatories to the agreement.

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Former MP for Liverpool Kirkdale

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

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

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