Miss Emma Nicholson

Former MP for Torridge and West Devon

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Overseas Aid Budget (United Nations Target) 24 Feb 1997

    Is the Minister aware that his original answer was almost word for word drawn from the 1974 Conservative party manifesto for the second election? While it is comforting to hear that today the Treasury Bench supports a former Prime Minister whereas only yesterday it was being extremely rude about him, does the Minister recognise that the percentage of aid is now 0.29 per cent. whereas in 1974...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Great Lakes 27 Jan 1997

    Will the Minister inform the House how much of his Department's bilateral aid programme has been dedicated to education? Education in Rwanda touches only the 8 per cent. of the population who are literate, despite the fact, of which the Minister does not appear to be aware, that for the past two and a half years the Rwandan Cabinet has been a coalition, elected from all parts of society, and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Zaire 27 Nov 1996

    The Foreign Secretary has rightly said several times that the free flow of accurate, unbiased information has been instrumental in guiding humanitarian aid to the right places and in ensuring that returning refugees knew that it was safe to go home and that they would be assisted in settling back in their villages. How, therefore, can he continue to support Britain's withdrawal from the...

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Former MP for Torridge and West Devon

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

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

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