Lieut-Colonel David Mather

Former MP for Esher

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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

  • Foreign Affairs 7 Apr 1987

    I hope that the right hon. Member for South Down (Mr. Powell) will forgive me if I do not follow his line of argument, because I am on a slightly different tack. I think that this afternoon is an opportunity to try to look at some of the origins of the problems that we face today in foreign affairs. My right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary said that, in common with the Russians,...
  • Orders of the Day — Obscene Publications Bill 3 Apr 1987

    What I have to say is not particularly new — it has all been said before — but I think that it bears being said once more, especially as I have been sitting here silent for so many years. I support the Bill because I think that there is too much violence on television. It is not the job of television to go as far as it feels an audience can take, pushing the frontiers ever onward. By the...
  • Orders of the Day — Public Order Bill 13 Jan 1986

    (Comptroller of Her Majesty's Household) rose in his place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.

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Former MP for Esher

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

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