Mr Thomas Cole

Former MP for Belfast East

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Bill 13 Jun 1947

    I am a member of Belfast Corporation, and that statement is absolutely untrue. I can give absolute proof that that is not the case.
  • Orders of the Day — Agricultural Machinery (Supplies) 17 Oct 1946

    This Debate is bound to do an enormous amount of good. There is scarcity not only here but in Ulster, where, as a rule, milk is very plentiful. I think it is time that the Minister of Agriculture stopped the slaughter of calves. The Irish Free State slaughtered an enormous number of calves some years ago. with the result that later their milk supply suffered very considerably. Today,...
  • Orders of the Day — Agricultural Machinery (Supplies) 17 Oct 1946

    I am sorry if I am out of Order. I will draw attention to our unfavourable plight during the last few years. If we could get driers in agricultural districts it would be very much appreciated. If the Government had subsidised driers and put them in each county according to its size, we could have saved a large quantity of oats and grass. If the grass had been dried, we would have got a large...

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Former MP for Belfast East

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 February 1950 — General election

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