Mr Richard Hornby

Former MP for Tonbridge

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Channel Tunnel (Initial Finance) Bill 8 Nov 1973

    My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary took pains at the start of the debate to make it clear that this did not represent the final decision on the Channel Tunnel, but rather an opportunity for providing funds for further study of its operation and construction. Nevertheless, we should not be tempted into taking this step too lightly. Experience on many other matters suggests that, although...
  • Privacy (Younger Report) 13 Jul 1973

    I welcome the opportunity of saying how much I enjoyed serving as a member of the Younger Committee under the chairmanship of Sir Kenneth Younger, a former Member of the House. He was always rigorous in his examination of the problems that the committee had before it, and always patient and anxious to make the work of the committee agreeable. The House owes him a considerable debt. The...
  • Privacy (Younger Report) 13 Jul 1973

    That was the next point I was coming to. That is a form of pragmatism, but in defence of the view we have advanced in the report I have argued that the method we have proposed is both likely to be swifter and more certain of its interpretation, particularly in the early years. Pragmatism can emerge by case law. It will take time. It will particularly take time in a matter which is the subject...

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Former MP for Tonbridge

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 1956 — unknown

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

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