Mr Frederic Bennett

Former MP for Torbay

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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

  • Soviet Union (Prime Minister's Visit) 2 Apr 1987

    Referring back to an earlier question, may I re-emphasise to my right hon. Friend the importance of a settlement to the Afghan problem? Did she also find time, in what must have been a lengthy session, to raise the question of any relaxation between both sides on the continuing shoot-to-kill orders from east to west across the Berlin wall, which she has described as an abomination,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 3 Mar 1987

    Quite contrary to what the Leader of the Opposition has suggested, does my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister recall what she said last November on her return from Washington? In her own words she said—
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 3 Mar 1987

    My right hon. Friend said that a reduction in short range missiles would have to be negotiated at the same time as those on INF. Has the Government's position changed since then?

More of Mr Frederic Bennett’s recent appearances


Former MP for Torbay

Entered the House of Commons on 25 October 1951 — General election

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

Also represented Torquay; Reading North

Future MPs in this constituency

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