Colin Challen

Former Labour MP for Morley and Rothwell

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Colin Challen is a former MP for Morley and Rothwell.

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Morley and Rothwell

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — 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
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Transport
  • Departmental Staff (Home Working)
  • Iraq
  • Departmental Telephone Services
  • Climate Change
  • USA: Military Bases

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee ( 1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Wills 30 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase the number of people who make wills.
  • Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress 24 Feb 2010

    There is a great deal of truth in what the hon. Gentleman says. However, even with the small, state-of-the-art pilot project in Germany, people have to be convinced about having the carbon under their land. It is not always out in the North sea, which sounds very nice and offshore, as if it will never come back and bite us. In storing something like that underground, one has to find the legal...
  • Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress 24 Feb 2010

    I entirely accept the urgency of this. I want an EPS to be in place at some point in the not too distant future. New clause 8 would allow for that and, as the Minister has said, existing legislation permits it. We will have this standard when we better understand the technology, legalities, disposal, transport and all the rest of it, and I do not think that that can be established in 12 months.

More of Colin Challen’s recent appearances

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