Mr Chris Pond

Former Labour MP for Gravesham

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Mr Chris Pond is a former MP for Gravesham.

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Former Labour MP for Gravesham

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

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 8 Dec 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Carbon Monoxide 7 Apr 2005

    I have been asked to reply. We have no proposals for introducing a statutory levy. The Health and Safety Executive is working with the major gas supply companies on voluntary funding for a gas safety publicity strategy that includes the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Agreement has been reached with the Energy Retail Association (representing the six largest suppliers) and the first...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Benefit Payment Methods 7 Apr 2005

    Direct payment into an account is now the normal way that we pay benefits and pensions, over 96 per cent. of customer accounts are now paid this way. Direct payment increases choice, reduces fraud and assures a safe, convenient, more modern and efficient way of paying benefits. It increases financial inclusion, and allows people to make savings on many of their bills by paying by direct...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Benefits 7 Apr 2005

    Cheque payments are designed for the small number of people who we cannot pay directly into an account. We settled on this solution following extensive consultation with customer representative groups. The cheque provides the facility for a third party (including a carer) to cash cheques under £450 on the customer's behalf at a Post Office and this facility has worked successfully for many...

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