Mr Bill Baker

Former MP for Banffshire

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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

  • Grenada: Sunday Entertainments Bill 5 Feb 1974

    No one doubts for a moment the sincerity and pertinacity of the hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Parker), but I oppose the Bill because I think that the erosion of the British Sunday has already gone far enough. We have an almost universal five-day week, where possibly only Members of Parliament are the exception to the general rule. I suggest, therefore, that there is plenty of time to do what...
  • Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates 12 Dec 1973

    When my right hon. Friend opened the debate he said that there would be an alteration in the disposition of ships of the Royal Navy east of the Cape. It would be fair to sum up his speech by saying that what he wished to achieve was a more effective use of our ships in that area. I want to deal with two interrelated subjects. The hon. Member for West Lothian (Mr. Dalyell) has touched upon...
  • Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates 12 Dec 1973

    With great respect to my hon. Friend, I do not think there are many Russian ships off Beira at this moment.

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Former MP for Banffshire

Entered the House of Commons on 15 October 1964 — General election

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

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