Peter Atkinson

Former Conservative MP for Hexham

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Closures 22 Mar 2010

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) on how many occasions a sub-post office temporarily closed has been reclassified as a permanent closure since the first quarter of 2008; (2) in what circumstances a post office classified as temporarily closed is reclassified as a permanent closure; (3) how many sub-post offices which have temporarily closed...
  • Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill: New Clause 1 21 Jan 2010

    Order. Before the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough replies to that intervention, may I say that, now that he has made his position clear, we do not want a debate on climate change at this stage? We have a lot of new clauses to get through in a rather short time. I know that it is tempting to comment on the subject, but I would be grateful if the Committee were to stick more closely...
  • Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill: New Clause 1 21 Jan 2010

    Order. I have to tell the hon. Gentleman that the debate is straying far from the subject. I ask him to return to the new clause; otherwise, I shall have to be a little firmer with him.

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Hexham

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Correspondence
  • Home Information Packs
  • Softwood
  • London Underground
  • Departmental Budget

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (22 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Catering Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Court of Referees Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (28 May 2004 to 9 Nov 2004)
  • Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

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