Mr Michael Stern

Former MP for Bristol North 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

  • Firearms (Amendment) Bill: Having Small-Calibre Pistol Outside Premises of Licensed Pistol Club 18 Feb 1997

    The force of my right hon. and learned Friend's argument is that it is more important to remove temptation from people who he and the Minister of State have said on many occasions are the least likely people to succumb to that temptation. A large group of people will be tempted: my right hon. and learned Friend has already admitted that such people regard the legislation as totally...
  • Orders of the Day — Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Bill 24 Jan 1997

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Castle Point (Dr. Spink) on introducing the Bill, which is thoroughly welcome, although I intend to comment on some of the details of its provisions. I am thoroughly envious of my hon. Friend's success in the ballot; after 14 years, I am still waiting to succeed, but I shall carry on trying. The Bill is designed to fulfil a great need, which I can...
  • Orders of the Day — Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Bill 24 Jan 1997

    That point gives rise to an interesting speculation. If a bottle of lemon squash is confiscated by an officer because he believes it to contain alcohol, will he be obliged to submit it for analysis, or will he be able simply to pour it away? In the former case, if the bottle is subsequently found to contain lemon squash, the officer could be liable because he has confiscated property...

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Former MP for Bristol North West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

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