Mr Claude Lancaster

Former MP for South Fylde

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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 — Coal Industry Bill 9 Apr 1970

    If I do not follow the same course as the hon. Member for Blaydon (Mr. Woof) it is because I want to deal specifically with the Bill. The Select Committee on Nationalised Industries considered the two Acts of 1965 and 1967 during the last Session. The Bill before us originates in considerable degree from the evidence taken then and included in the report submitted to the House on 20th...
  • Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Bill 9 Apr 1970

    I expect that I can take some satisfaction from those remarks, but I still feel that it would have been more appropriate if one of the Ministers had been present. There is one minor matter in Clause 3 of the Bill which I will raise at once, and which is to do with the deferment of the closures of pits. We did not oppose this happening; it was a humane matter. What we were deeply concerned...
  • Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Bill 9 Apr 1970

    No. What the Board did was to suggest that an amount greater than 10 per cent. would present it with an intolerable situation and therefore it aimed at that figure. We never got a very clear answer as to how it reached that figure and that is something that I should like the Minister to comment upon. The burden of the evidence before us was that it was the intention to produce coal in the...

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Former MP for South Fylde

Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 1938 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 29 April 1970 — General election

Also represented Fylde

Future MPs in this constituency

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