Mr William Craig

Former MP for Belfast East

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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

  • House of Commons (Refreshment Facilities) 26 Mar 1979

    I cannot really share the optimism of the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Hooson). I share the anxiety that is growing among many people throughout the country and was reflected by Mr. Harold Macmillan in an impressive television broadcast. That anxiety was further underlined by Admiral Sir Terence Lewin, who shared Mr. Macmillan's opinion that there was similarity between the...
  • House of Commons (Refreshment Facilities) 26 Mar 1979

    When the hon. Gentleman rightly makes the claim for the UDR to serve throughout the Province, will be not add a similar claim for the Royal Irish Rangers and other Irish regiments to carry out tours of duty in those areas, too?
  • Prevention of Terrorism Debate (MR. Speaker's Ruling) 21 Mar 1979

    The temptation to follow the hon. Member for Belfast, West (Mr. Fitt) on all the points that he raised is enormous, but if I did so I fear I would incur your wrath, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I may not have the same skill as the hon. Member in skating on the borderline of order. However, he started a lot of false hares which, if allowed to go unchallenged, would do enormous harm. I do not intend to...

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Former MP for Belfast East

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 April 1979 — General election

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