Paul Clark

Former Labour MP for Gillingham


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Transport: Driving: Disqualification 7 Apr 2010

    On 28 January 2010 mutual recognition of driving disqualifications between the UK and Ireland entered into force. We wish to gain practical experience with our arrangements with Ireland before considering mutual recognition with other member states.
  • Written Answers — Transport: Heathrow Airport 7 Apr 2010

    The High Court ruling on 26 March 2010 does not require us to change our policy, which remains to support a third runway at Heathrow subject to conditions, including compliance with limits in respect of noise and local air quality. The ruling acknowledges that the Heathrow decisions announced in January 2009 are part of a continuing process which, under the Planning Act 2008, will involve...
  • Written Answers — Transport: Sea Rescue: Emergency Exits 7 Apr 2010

    Flamborough Head coastguard rescue team base is located in an old three-storey building. Each storey is a single, small room and the room on the ground-floor is used to house unmanned radio equipment. A single narrow staircase is the only means of access and escape. This arrangement does not meet modern fire safety standards.

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Former Labour MP for Gillingham

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

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Topics of interest

  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Education and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Northern Ireland
  • Sure Start
  • Nottingham
  • Thames Gateway
  • Assembly and Executive
  • Water Efficiency

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families (16 Jul 2007 to 10 Dec 2008)
  • PPS (Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister), Deputy Prime Minister (17 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister), Cabinet Office (27 Jun 2006 to 17 Aug 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister), Deputy Prime Minister (8 May 2006 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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