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Clause 3 — Conviction of serious offence (28 February 2014)

Thomas Docherty: ...in some of the cases that we have—regrettably—seen in recent years, in this Parliament and in other United Kingdom Parliaments and Assemblies. There was, for instance, the outrageous case of Chris Huhne, who perjured himself, and Opposition Members in the House of Commons as well as Conservatives in the other place have been jailed in connection with expenses. I think that...

Backbench Business — Rural Communities (9 January 2014)

Nia Griffith: ...of houses have to order and switch at the same time, which raises competition issues. How can anyone escape from the provider they are forced to take on when they move into a property? I raised this matter with the former Member Chris Huhne and with the regulator, but it was not entirely sorted out. We need a regulator that can deal with these off-grid issues, which is something Labour is...

Recall of Elected Representatives: Schedule 4 — Application and modification of emissions limit duty (4 December 2013)

Mark Reckless: ...is not coming on stream. It is partly not coming on stream because the Minister has said, “If you bring it on stream, we will give you a great subsidy as long as you wait for a few years and do not bring it on now.” Even Chris Huhne, who was at least an economist, thought that was madness. Now, we are pushing that approach forward in the capacity market, stopping capacity...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (28 November 2013)

Caroline Flint: ..., the right hon. Member for Sevenoaks (Michael Fallon), who said that it was an “absurd” waste of money and “assisted suicide” for British manufacturers, or his Liberal Democrat predecessor Chris Huhne, who said, “We do not need it to drive decarbonisation… It was a straightforward revenue-raising measure by the Tories”?

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power (28 November 2013)

Michael Fallon: ...can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/speeches/edward-davey-speech-to-the-co mmons-on-new-nuclear-power www.gov.uk/government/news/written-ministerial-statement-on- energy-policy-the-rt-hon-chris-huhne-mp-18-october-2010

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (12 November 2013)

Lord Pannick: ...to abolish the defence of marital coercion. That was after the defence was unsuccessfully relied upon by Vicky Pryce at her trial in March for taking speeding points on behalf of her husband, Mr Chris Huhne. I have tabled this amendment to find out when the Government hope to come to a conclusion on this matter. Given the time, I shall deal with it briefly. Members of the Committee will...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Energy Prices, Profits and Poverty (7 November 2013)

Peter Lilley: ...way, we should be doing that, and I urge the Government to tackle that with renewed vigour. I know that my right hon. Friend the Minister is personally keen to achieve that, and to make good the unnecessary 18-month moratorium that Chris Huhne imposed on this country; I think that was a greater crime than his speeding issues. We should recognise that the transmission costs are going up in...

Energy Bill — Report (3rd Day) (6 November 2013)

Lord Whitty: ...system. I am not blaming everybody in the Government. I am not even blaming every DECC Minister, because I know DECC has fought quite hard on this front from time to time. I know that it was Her Majesty’s Treasury that forced Chris Huhne to abandon Warm Front. I also know that there are attacks on Ed Davey and the DECC position which are now expressed in terms of removing green...

Opposition Day — [10th allotted day] — Energy Price Freeze (6 November 2013)

Albert Owen: ...a summit in No. 10 Downing street. He was there for a few minutes—he was very busy—but he said he had sorted the energy companies out on prices. When I intervened on the then Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, in a debate and asked him whether he had told the energy companies to hold their prices down, he replied, “No need, they’re already going to do it on their...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Chris Huhne (8 October 2013)

Thomas Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions Mr Chris Huhne has been registered as a visitor to his Department's main building since February 2012.

Public Bill Committee: European Union (Referendum) Bill: Clause 1 - Referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (4 September 2013)

Martin Horwood: ...anywhere near a swimming pool or deckchair for the entire conference. We spent all our time in something like an aircraft hangar, negotiating climate change. The process was very instructive. My then colleague and friend, Chris Huhne—he was a colleague and remains a friend, despite his slight mishaps—played a central role. I hope that his career and his contribution to this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (21 May 2013)

Philip Davies: Chris Huhne and his former wife were released from prison recently after serving just two months of an eight-month sentence. In surveys that I have conducted, an overwhelming majority of my constituents believe that prisoners should serve their sentences in full. Aside from locking them up for longer, Mr Speaker, will the Secretary of State say how long he thinks people should serve in prison...

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [Ist Day] (8 May 2013)

David Cameron: ...Leader of the Opposition said about that was absolutely right. He has won an award from Cancer Research UK, and he is an assiduous Member of the House. However, he does not always pick the winner. I have done a little research. He was Chris Huhne’s agent during his leadership campaign against the right hon. and learned Member for North East Fife (Sir Menzies Campbell), but he did...

Tributes to Baroness Thatcher (10 April 2013)

Conor Burns: ...was not only a friend but a mentor and protectress—someone I loved and cared for very deeply. I first met Margaret Thatcher back in 1992, when she came to support my hon. Friend and neighbour the Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope) in Southampton, Itchen, his then constituency. Over the years, she was enormously supportive of my efforts to get elected to this place. I remember that...

Written Answers — Justice: Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce (10 April 2013)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the prison system of incarcerating (a) Chris Huhne and (b) Vicky Pryce.

Written Answers — Justice: Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce (22 March 2013)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the courts system of trying Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce.

Fuel Poverty (Wales) — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (19 March 2013)

Nia Griffith: ..., or bottled gas for cooking. More recently, of course, people have been using liquefied petroleum gas, but some areas face a problem because one supplier of LPG gas has a monopoly. I corresponded with Chris Huhne about that matter when he was Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, so I hope that the Minister will be able to continue work to examine LPG competition, particularly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Sentencing (Robbery) (19 March 2013)

Barry Sheerman: May I press the Minister on this matter? We know that people serial burglars are not locked up but is it right that Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne should be imprisoned when it would have been much better if they had been given a community sentence and were working in the community?

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce (18 March 2013)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Attorney-General what the cost to the Crown Prosecution Service was of prosecuting (a) Chris Huhne and (b) Vicky Pryce.

Backbench Business — New Nuclear Power (7 February 2013)

Martin Horwood: ...8217;s first green investment bank, the carbon floor price and most of the energy market reforms contained in the Energy Bill, as should his predecessor. It may be a bit optimistic to say this now, but I hope that Chris Huhne’s time in this House will be remembered for the great work he did in shaping a greener future for the UK. The Department has chosen a particular method for...

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