Former MP for Surbiton
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Will my right hon. Friend consider making time for a statement by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Employment on the primary school league tables, in view of the request from Opposition Members for an added value component? My right hon. Friend may be interested to learn that the Labour-controlled Association of London Government has done such a calculation,...
Further to that point of order, Madam Speaker. You will have noted that I made no mention of silver; I said "artefacts". I certainly did not say that the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) had taken them. I said that they had disappeared from county hall, and, as far as I am aware, they have still not been returned.
My hon. Friend knows that only the best security can protect works of art, as the Public Accounts Committee investigation proved. Is he aware that the artefacts that disappeared from county hall during the chairmanship of the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) have still not been recovered? Only code marking could have ensured their recovery.
Former MP for Surbiton
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election
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