I am grateful for the opportunity to follow the hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin). I will seek not to respond to what he said but, if possible, to build upon it. Like the Leader of the House, I have sat through debates on Lords abolition and reform for many a year. My hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) said yesterday that the Lords had far too many Members...
The Prime Minister has referred several times to the national interest. He also referred to the brief discussion on the ban on oil imports from Iran. Is not that ban an example of how the European Union acting in concert can assist the British national interest?
May I build on the question put by my right hon. Friend the former Chancellor of the Exchequer about the independence of LIBOR? The Chancellor has not referred to the British Bankers Association, which was involved in 1984 in putting the rate together. Is it appropriate to talk again to the association to see if we can get a true, independent LIBOR?
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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough
Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left Parliament on 13 October 2012 — Died
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- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Trade and Industry
- Cleveland Constabulary
- Online Tax Return Services
- Cleveland Police Authority
- Crown Courts
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
- Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Second Church Estates Commissioner (5 May 1997 to 11 May 2010)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 694 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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Last updated: 30 Apr 2012.
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23 January 2012, received commissioning fee of £1,000 for future articles from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: none. (Registered 30 January 2012)
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