Mr Eustace Willis

Former MP for Edinburgh East

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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

  • Order of the Day: Navy Estimate, 1970–71, Vote A 9 Mar 1970

    I join with the hon. Lady the Member for Plymouth, Devonport (Dame Joan Vickers) in expressing concern that H.M.S. "Caledonia" is to be closed. I hoped that it would not be closed but would be used for some other purpose. Undoubtedly this is a fine establishment. A great deal of money has been spent on it. It is the centre of numerous activities which cannot be carried out in other parts of...
  • Order of the Day: Navy Estimate, 1970–71, Vote A 9 Mar 1970

    I agree, but this caused a greater degree of upset in Whitehall than anything else that has happened since the war. The Air Force ran its own demonstration in Whitehall, so as to convince everyone. It was almost unheard of that one of the Forces should demonstrate that it had to have the continuance of manned aircraft. We were told that aircraft carriers were out of date. The right hon....
  • Order of the Day: Navy Estimate, 1970–71, Vote A 9 Mar 1970

    I understand that much of the redundancy occurs in specialist branches. The redundancies that will occur in the navy are only in relation to aircraft because of the closing down of Arbroath and the contraction of the Fleet Air Arm. The number of men in the fighting arms is not being reduced. Those arms are desperately short of men. The White Paper says that recruitment has fallen. The effect...

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Former MP for Edinburgh East

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

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

Also represented Edinburgh North

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