Former MP, Kingston upon Thames Surbiton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the present level of deposit required for parliamentary candidates.
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the £150 deposit was introduced as long ago as 1918 to discourage frivolous candidatures and that after Bermondsey, with 16 candidates, and Darlington, with eight, clearly it is no longer any sort of deterrent? Will my right hon. Friend consider raising the deposit to, say, £2,000, which today is roughly the equivalent of what £150...
The hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley) was probably right in saying that successive British Governments gave Argentina the impression that we would not defend the Falkland Islands if and when it came to the crunch. We tried to string them along, and succeeded for a long time, but eventually the Argentine junta lost patience with our delaying tactics and chanced its arm with the...
Former MP for Kingston upon Thames Surbiton
Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1950 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election
Also represented Surbiton; Hitchin
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