Mr William Brown

Former MP for Rugby

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: House-Charge Licences 14 Dec 1949

    Since it is now 1949 and it will shortly be 1950, can the Minister give us any indication when, in this and a number of other fields, we shall get away from the monopoly of the 1939-ers?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Foreign Workers 13 Dec 1949

    Is it not just as intolerable that an employer should compel a man to join a union as that he should, as he did in earlier days, forbid him to join one? Is the Minister aware that we do not want this sort of thing in the public service? We have never had it. We can do all our own organising without any help from Ministers. This is intolerable.
  • Orders of the Day — CRIMINAL JUSTICE (SCOTLAND) BILL [Lords]: New Clause. — (Corporal Punishment in Prisons.) 30 Nov 1949

    This is a very difficult subject to discuss, because I imagine that all of us, on whichever side of the House we sit, and to whichever party we belong, do not like the idea of corporal punishment. I like it as little as any man in England, but if we are to be governed solely by our dislike of the idea of corporal punishment we shall reach the wrong decision here today. There are bigger issues...

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Former MP for Rugby

Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1929 — General election

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

Also represented Wolverhampton West

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