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Results 221–240 of 1587 for speaker:Peter Atkinson

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members' Allowances (16 Jul 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I shall try to be far briefer than 12 minutes. It is interesting to follow the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann). The only point on which I agreed with him was his last point. I totally disagree that today's debate is somehow improper; in that, I expect that I disagree with some of my Opposition colleagues. It is perfectly right that we should use an Opposition day to highlight the...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members' Allowances (16 Jul 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I agree, in the sense that I did not agree with the £30 daily allowance. That is why I did not vote for it. However, I did not vote against it, and to some extent I regret that, as it might have moved the debate on had I done so. The motion has one great advantage—its clarity. It proposes a clear way forward and so gives us a very good basis for debate. I may not have understood everything...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members' Allowances (16 Jul 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I do not think that the right hon. Gentleman needs to speak on behalf of Opposition Members, but we should lay the myth that all Labour Members are as poor as church mice. They clearly are not. My real point is that we need to have proper pay and allowances in this House. We have consistently asked independent people to look at our pay and allowances. When they come forward with...

Flooding (Northumberland) (20 Oct 2008)

Peter Atkinson: It is fair to say that the work done by the Environment Agency saved many houses in Ponteland from being flooded as they were a few years ago. In fact, because of the work of the Environment Agency, only about a dozen were flooded. That is positive.

Written Answers — Transport: Newcastle International Airport Company (12 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reports he has received on the liabilities incurred by each of the seven local authorities participating in Newcastle International Airport Company in respect of payments to former members of its management board; and if he will make a statement.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 1 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 29, in schedule 1, page 17, line 23, at end insert ‘and leave a copy of such authorisation of warrant with that person.’. No. 30, in schedule 1, page 17, line 34, after ‘any’, insert ‘reasonable’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 1 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 119, in schedule 1, page 18, line 43, at end insert— ‘(1A) A person does not commit an offence if, in the opinion of the Commission, the person had no intention of withholding or failing to provide information for the purposes of fulfilling any duty or obligation under this Act.’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 1 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this we may discuss the following: Government amendment No. 126. Amendment No. 14, in schedule 1, page 19, line 6, at end add— ‘13 The Commission shall lay before Parliament, on a quarterly basis, reports specifying how it has exercised its powers under this Schedule.’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Clause 3 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 77, in schedule 2, page 22, line 26, leave out from ‘requirement’ to end of line 39 and insert ‘such requirements as specified by virtue of section 147(1A).’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Clause 3 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I remind the Committee that with this we are discussing amendment No. 77, in schedule 2, page 22, line 26, leave out from ‘requirement’ to end of line 39 and insert ‘such requirements as specified by virtue of section 147(1A).’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Clause 3 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 82, in page 2, line 33, leave out ‘£20,000’ and insert ‘statutory maximum’. No. 83, in page 2, line 35, leave out ‘£20,000’ and insert ‘statutory maximum’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Clause 3 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. In my normal charitable way, I have allowed a debate on a subject that is not relevant to clause 3. I ask both speakers to bring this point to a close. There will be an opportunity to return to the subject later.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 32, in schedule 2, page 19, line 24, leave out subsection (b). No. 33, in schedule 2, page 19, line 31, leave out subsection (b). No. 34, in schedule 2, page 19, line 38, leave out subsection (b). No. 1, in schedule 2, page 20, line 25, at end insert ‘and may by notice require the Commission to withdraw the notice...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 36, in schedule 2, page 20, line 20, at end insert ‘within the period specified under paragraph 3(2)(a).’. No. 37, in schedule 2, page 20, line 25, at end insert ‘at any point during the period specified in paragraph 3(2).’. No. 67, in schedule 2, page 21, line 5, leave out ‘effect of’ and...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 40, in schedule 2, page 23, line 24, leave out sub-paragraph (4).

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 66, in schedule 2, page 20, line 44, leave out ‘a county court’ and insert ‘the High Court’. No. 107, in schedule 2, page 24, line 43, leave out from ‘notice’ to end of line 5 on page 25 and insert ‘at any point during a period of 28 days from receipt of that notice.’. No. 50, in...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 42, in schedule 2, page 23, line 32, after ‘is’, insert ‘, how it is to be complied with, and the exact time period in which compliance must occur.’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 52, in page 26, line 31, after ‘may’, insert ‘, on an application by that person or by decision of the Commission.’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 54, in page 28, line 4, after ‘made)’, insert ‘, but such provision shall not be more punitive than any provided for under this Act.’.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 58, in page 32, line 8, at end insert— ‘(9) The Commission shall publish the guidance specified under this paragraph no later than 28 days after the date of commencement of this Schedule.’.


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