Mr David Thomas

Former MP for Aberdare

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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 — National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Bill 12 Dec 1952

    A very long time.
  • Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Bill 12 Dec 1952

    I, too, want to compliment and congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Watkins) upon introducing this very important Bill. Judging from the speeches on both sides of the House there appears to be full agreement on the main principle of the Bill. Like other hon. Members, I sincerely hope that the Bill will get a Second Reading and that people who are suffering from...
  • Fuel and Power 7 Jul 1952

    I think we are all agreed that there is a better tone prevailing in the Committee today than that which has prevailed in previous coal debates when the Labour Party were in power. The prophesies which were made about nationalisation have not come true, and there is no doubt at all that nationalisation is proving a huge success. As time goes on further improvements will be effected and output...

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Former MP for Aberdare

Entered the House of Commons on 5 December 1946 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 20 June 1954 — Died

Also represented Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

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