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Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 6 — Disclosure of financial assistance to the Bank of England (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: I shall not detain the House for more than a few moments. I listened carefully to the shadow Minister's speech and, although I am open to correction, I do not think that he made much reference to clause 8, which is struck out by the Lords amendments. I am extremely surprised, bearing in mind the traumatic experience that the UK has suffered during the financial crisis over the past year or...

Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 6 — Disclosure of financial assistance to the Bank of England (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: I am pleased that I gave way, because that demonstrates the laid-back attitude of the Conservatives to this issue. Of course, the FSA has been acting in the way that the hon. Gentleman describes, but clause 8 places a duty on it. It reinforces its power. It sends messages abroad. It means that the FSA can go thumping the table internationally with full confidence and mandate of a statute....

Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 6 — Disclosure of financial assistance to the Bank of England (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: My accusation stands, and I shall be interested to hear what the Minister says in reply.

Points of Order (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I fully understand that when the Lords messages come back the competence of this House is to deal exclusively with those messages, but will you and your deputies allow one bit of licence and give Ministers the opportunity to explain why things have been omitted from legislation when they gave undertakings to the House that they would table amendments in the...

Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Demand/Capacity (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: Are we looking at the Thames estuary, eastwards of Thurrock, for tidal power generation comparable to the wonderful innovative scheme in operation at Strangford lough in Northern Ireland? Would the Minister care to join me in my retirement at Strangford lough, where I can show him this wonderful technology?

Written Answers — Transport: Bus Services: Concessions (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Transport for London, (b) local authorities in England and (c) other transport authorities on the time taken to process (i) applications for and (ii) renewals of concessionary travel passes to those aged over 60 years; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: UK Border Agency: Correspondence (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the Assistant Director of the UK Border Agency did not reply to the hon. Member for Thurrock's letter of 23 September 2009 (re CTS Ref B34288/9 and Z1048050) until 26 March 2010; why her letter was not despatched until 29 March 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Written Questions: Government Responses (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to question 324858, tabled on 23 March 2010, on Group 4 Securicor (G4S).

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Police Service of Northern Ireland (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland crossed the border into the Irish Republic in March 2010 and stopped cars there; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request that the Colombian authorities provide an explanation for the variation in the figures provided by different Colombian state organisations on the number of bodies in the mass grave recently discovered in La Macarena; and if he will discuss that matter with (a) his counterparts and (b) human rights...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the British embassy in Bogota has informed him of any steps taken by the Colombian authorities to ensure that physical evidence located at the mass grave recently discovered in La Macarena is protected pending an investigation by the government of Colombia or the International Criminal Court; and if he will make a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request information from the Colombian authorities on the number of bodies recently found in a mass grave in La Macarena which are subject to an individual investigation; and if he will discuss that matter with his EU counterparts.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will (a) help facilitate and (b) participate in a human rights fact-finding mission to the recently discovered mass grave in La Macarena.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take immediate steps to cease all co-operation with the Colombian Army until (a) the Colombian authorities have provided him with a satisfactory explanation for the alleged presence of approximately 2,000 unidentified bodies in a mass grave in La Macarena and (b) a thorough investigation has been carried out; and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the status of the legal investigation into the presence of a mass grave in La Macarena; and whether he has received reports of a forensic search of those graves being conducted on behalf of any international organisation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an assessment of the merits of offering the government of Colombia assistance for a forensic investigation of the mass grave recently found in La Macarena.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will (a) obtain and (b) place in the Library a copy of the report of the Colombian Procurator General's office on the 2,000 bodies allegedly found in the recently discovered mass grave in La Macarena; and if he will discuss the matter with (i) his EU counterparts and (ii) human rights organisations.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Colombia: Human Rights (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received reports on the activities of units of the Colombian Army which operate in and around the southern Colombian municipality of La Macarena in the province of Meta; and whether he has received representations on alleged human rights abuses by those military units.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Thurrock Borough Council: Minimum Wage (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account Jobcentre Plus took of the legislative provisions on the national minimum wage in advertising a job for an apprentice administrative assistant with Thurrock borough council, reference GRT 57556, for 37 hours a week at a weekly salary of £95; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Isle of Man (7 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the negotiations between his Department's officials and the Government of the Isle of Man on the bilateral agreement on health services of 30 March 2010 included representatives of (a) the Ministry of Justice and (b) health ministries of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether the negotiations...


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