Mr Arthur Davidson

Former MP for Accrington

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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

  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    What would be the disadvantage of putting amendment (d) on the statute book? That surely states much more simply and precisely the effect of the Madden and Rhone judgment and is free from the possible ambiguity of a Home Office circular, no matter how well expressed. Will not the Minister think again about the desirability of putting Madden and Rhone on to the statute book by means of a...
  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    In effect, the new clause restates the existing law. Section 11 of the Police Act 1976 states: Where a member of a police force has been acquitted or convicted of a criminal offence he shall not be liable to be charged with any offence against discipline which is in substance the same as the offence of which he has been acquitted or convicted. In that light, I am sure that the new clause has...
  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    I can understand the advantage of taking that course. I am merely saying that Madden and Rhone has lessened the criticisms of the present practice, as outlined by the Select Committee and the Police Complaints Board. Amendment (d) would give statutory effect to the judgment. On the basis that it is better to have something in a statute than something recommended by the court, I hope that the...

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Former MP for Accrington

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 May 1983 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

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