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City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords]: Humber Bridge Bill (26 Feb 2013)

Alan Johnson: I rise to emphasise that there is cross-party, cross-Humber support for the Bill. I pay tribute to the work of the hon. Members for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy), for Cleethorpes (Martin Vickers) and for Beverley and Holderness (Mr Stuart), the right hon. Member for East Yorkshire (Mr Knight), my hon. Friends the Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin), for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana...

City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords]: Humber Bridge Bill (26 Feb 2013)

Alan Johnson: I clearly recall paying tribute to the right hon. Member for Putney, but I am happy to do so again—she is so good, they pay tribute to her twice. I do not want to speak for long. This Bill is very important for our little corner of the world. There is not a person, organisation, agency or business opposed to this development, and I very much hope the Bill gets its Second Reading this evening.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Inquiry) (6 Feb 2013)

Alan Johnson: I thank the Prime Minister for his statement and the manner in which he made it. Does he agree that our biggest challenge is to make quality of care the central organising principle of the NHS? That was recognised by Lord Ara Darzi, although I am not sure whether we were particularly successful at pursuing it. We can all say that that is the challenge, but addressing it creates a series of...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Humber Economy (Fiscal Support) (27 Nov 2012)

Alan Johnson: I am grateful to the Minister for his commitment to my meeting the Financial Secretary. We are all mystified as to why the A63 was not mentioned in the same announcement on 20 November. I do not expect the Minister to have an answer to that, but does he agree that since a junior Minister at the Department for Transport has twice cancelled a meeting with Hull MPs, the Secretary of State for...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Humber Economy (Fiscal Support) (27 Nov 2012)

Alan Johnson: It is a pleasure, Mr Amess, to serve under your wise and sagacious stewardship. On this miserable, damp morning, I thought we might begin with some poetry. One of my predecessors as MP for Hull was Andrew Marvell, who wrote the following line in his most famous poem, “To His Coy Mistress”: “I by the tide of Humber would complain”. I realise that I am addressing not a coy mistress, but...

Written Answers — Health: Ambulance Services: Pay (31 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in the ambulance services received salaries of over £60,000 in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2011-12.

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: Probably less than 7% of the public are aware that the hon. Gentleman exists. Does that mean he is doing a bad job?

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, the right hon. Member for Ashford (Damian Green), whom I welcome to his new position, finished his speech by saying that Labour’s policies did not work in government. I remind him that we were the only Government in the modern era—going back to the first world war—who presided over a reduction in crime. That is to say that the amount of...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: Indeed; It was a retro week. We can now all celebrate that success. The Conservative party—I do not include the Liberal Democrats in this criticism—argued year after year that the statistics were wrong. I remember the Prime Minister standing at the Dispatch Box in opposition saying that crime was not falling but rising, and that when they came into power they would change how the...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: Yes, I do. I completely agree and that was in our White Paper when I was Home Secretary in November 2010. I also believe that there are too many police constabularies. Charles Clarke tried and failed to reduce the number of constabularies, and we need to do it. The late, great Conservative head of the Local Government Association, Sir Simon Milton, said that through the police and crime...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: Will the Minister confirm that the previous Government’s consultation was on whether the whole police authority, not just one person, should be elected? Will he also confirm that it was a proper consultation and that because of the outright opposition of parties of all persuasions in local government the proposals were dropped?

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: Will the Minister give way?

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: I am grateful to the Minister, but I thought I just heard him say that there are no cuts of 20%. In his speech last Monday, the Prime Minister said, “in real terms, central police spending cuts are around 20 per cent”. Does the Minister disagree with the Prime Minister?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Extradition (16 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: As the Home Secretary said, Gary McKinnon is accused of very serious offences. The US was perfectly within its rights and it was reasonable for it to seek his extradition. We now do not know whether Gary McKinnon will ever have to face justice on those accusations. Can the right hon. Lady confirm that US authorities were willing to allow him to serve any sentence in the UK? On the issue of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Extradition (16 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: It was in 2009.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: European Justice and Home Affairs Powers (15 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: The Home Secretary knows that she does not have to opt out of the European arrest warrant to seek its reform in areas such as proportionality. That work is already going on in Europe because many countries share our concern. She has the benefit of the report by Lord Justice Scott Baker, which she commissioned. Will she confirm that the Scott Baker report strongly recommended remaining in the...

Written Answers — Education: Free School Meals: Further Education (15 Oct 2012)

Alan Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to introduce free school meals for disadvantaged 16 to 18-year-olds in further education and sixth-form colleges.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Hull (16 Jul 2012)

Alan Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answers of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 10W and of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 689-90W, and with reference to the contribution by the Minister for Housing and Local Government of 19 April 2012, Official Report, column 184WH, on regeneration, how many times the Minister for Housing and Local...

House of Lords Reform Bill: [1st Allocated Day] (9 Jul 2012)

Alan Johnson: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (John Thurso), who has some experience of these things. This morning, Mr Speaker, I heard on the radio one of your most distinguished predecessors suggesting that this Bill was the end of civilisation as we know it. To me, it is a very small step on the road to a better civilisation that we might arrive at...


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