Bill Rammell

Former Labour MP for Harlow

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Defence: Cluster Munitions 8 Apr 2010

    The United States has identified the cluster munitions that it holds on United Kingdom territory as exceeding its worldwide operational planning requirements. We expect that all US cluster munitions will be removed from sites in the UK this year and from all UK territories by 2013 (as declared by Baroness Kinnock during the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill Second Reading in the House of...
  • Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Data Protection 8 Apr 2010

    The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes any attacks on, or misuse of, its information, networks and associated media storage devices very seriously and has robust procedures in place to mitigate against and investigate such occurrences. Furthermore, new processes, instructions and technological aids are continually being implemented to mitigate human errors and raise the awareness of every...
  • Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Lost Property 8 Apr 2010

    The requested information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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Former Labour MP for Harlow

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

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


Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Home Department
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Millennium Dome
  • Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act
  • Social Exclusion (Transport)
  • Booked Hospital Admissions
  • Active Citizenship

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (13 Jul 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Education and Skills (17 Jun 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Universities), Department for Education and Skills (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Oct 2002 to 11 May 2005)
  • Government Whip (14 Oct 2002 to 28 Oct 2002)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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