Mr Joseph Dean

Former MP for Leeds West

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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

  • Unemployment (Leeds) 28 Apr 1983

    I listened with great interest to some of the points about youth unemployment in the previous debate. It is two years almost to the week since I raised in an Adjournment debate the problems of the dangerously accelerating unemployment rate in the Leeds travel-towork area, with all the serious social consequences that this could bring if the situation were allowed to continue or to...
  • Orders of the Day — Social Security and Housing Benefits Bill: Up-Rating Orders 20 Apr 1983

    The Government appear to be saying that pensions are now pitched at the right level and that the percentage is almost immutable. Does that not mean that, as earnings increase, pensions in real terms will continue to diminish on a progressive scale? Unless something is done, many people will be buried before the increased benefits accrue.
  • Orders of the Day — Social Security and Housing Benefits Bill: Up-Rating Orders 20 Apr 1983

    I listened to most of the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Foulkes), just as I did to the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for St. Pancras, North (Mr. Stallard) in an earlier debate. In the debate last week, along with other colleagues, I pointed out that the Chancellor's prediction of a 6 per cent. increase in the cost of living could well be a conservative...

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Former MP for Leeds West

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

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

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