Mr Richard Thompson

Former MP for Croydon South

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Mr Richard Thompson is a former MP for Croydon South.

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Former MP for Croydon South

Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1950 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Croydon West

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Channel Tunnel Bill 5 Dec 1973

    At this late hour I shall not attempt to make the speech which I had prepared for the occasion. I agree with the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Ogden). It looks as though we are probably to get a Channel tunnel by some terms or another. Those hon. Members who have argued against it—I hope cogently—must try to concentrate their efforts on improving the Bill. I do not believe...
  • Public Accounts Committee (Reports) 3 Dec 1973

    I intend to intervene only briefly, mainly to comment on the Sixth and Seventh Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, which relate to the problems confronting Concorde and the financial control of that exercise. Parliamentary control of expenditure as we in the House understood it is at a total loss to grapple with international projects of that kind and on that scale. When...
  • Public Accounts Committee (Reports) 3 Dec 1973

    I do not think so, and I believe that the further technological refinement of Concorde which is now in prospect will probably solve the problem. I agree that that is a difficulty which must be overcome. The Treasury Minutes on the Sixth and Seventh Reports give us little cause for comfort or satisfaction for thinking that we have effectively grasped the problem of how to retain some national...

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