Siôn Simon

Former Labour MP for Birmingham, Erdington

@sionsimon

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] 6 Apr 2010

    I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Gentleman so early in his remarks, but we all know that the Government can get the Bill through only if the official Opposition support it wholeheartedly, especially in the House of Lords. Surely that is a bit like trying to have his cake and eat it at the same time.
  • Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] 6 Apr 2010

    But is it not the case that after a year, and lots of letters, people will get a first right of appeal to the Ofcom appeal body and then a second right of appeal to a first-tier tribunal, which is a judicial body? That is a court. Why do people keep saying that there will be no court appeal? There are two appeals, the second of which is judicial.
  • Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] 6 Apr 2010

    I apologise for arguing with my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Watson) through my hon. Friend, but going back to his assertion about people not getting their day in court, I repeat that the second appeal is to a first-tier tribunal, which is a judicial body. Why do people keep saying, "We want our day in court"? They will get their day in court if they insist on breaking...

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Former Labour MP for Birmingham, Erdington

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

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Trade and Industry
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Departments: Official Cars
  • National Lottery
  • Export Licences
  • Royal Mint
  • Immigration Rules

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (13 Oct 2009 to 25 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (20 Aug 2008 to 13 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Ian Pearson, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • PPS (Ian Pearson, Minister of State), Department of Trade and Industry (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

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