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Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: Without question, the greatest privilege I have had during my 41 years in this House and throughout my life is to have represented the people of Tonbridge and Malling in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of our country. I make a mild apology to Members on both sides of the House that my constituency is a phonetical trap, given that, almost with exception, every town and village is...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: Mr Speaker, I understood that your latitude applied only to the opening speakers, not to those of us speaking subsequently, but I await your guidance. I would tell my hon. Friend that under the so-called Henry VIII powers, Ministers now have an order-making power, which is defined as “a delegated power which enables a Minister, by delegated legislation, to amend, modify or repeal an Act of...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: I am grateful to my hon. Friend, but I am anxious not to be responsible for cutting anybody out of this debate. I want to turn to my next very important point. I will not repeat what I said on 6 March in the debate on the private Member’s Bill, introduced by my right hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Sir Alan Duncan), to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. For me,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine (25 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Defence Attaché in post in the British Embassy in Ukraine was aware when the Government gave export licence approval in December 2014 for the export of 75 Saxon Armoured Personnel Carriers to Ukraine that they might be armed on their arrival in Ukraine; and what steps were taken by the British Embassy in Ukraine...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (20 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many private and public sector housing completions there were in England in each year from 1985 up to the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Members: Correspondence (19 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue a direction to the Chief Executive of NHS Care Services to reply to the letter of 13 February 2015 sent by the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling to his company's Head of Communications, Dr Belinda Webb-Blofeld, for urgent response.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine (17 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there is a Defence Attaché in post in the British Embassy in Ukraine.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Exports (16 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of arms exports from the UK was in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords]: Backbench Business — Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (9 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: This is a necessary and timely debate, and I should like to congratulate the right hon. Member for Derby South (Margaret Beckett) on securing it. Like many others on both sides of the House, I had until recently been moderately optimistic that we were winning the battle against nuclear proliferation. We had seen South Africa, and Libya under Gaddafi, coming out of the nuclear weapons...

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) Bill (6 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: I am very glad to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Sir Alan Duncan) and the, to my mind, wholly persuasive case he made for the repeal of this legislation. I should hold my hand up right at beginning. Like, I am sure, most if not all of us here, I think there are votes that with hindsight we regret. I did vote Aye on Second Reading of the Fixed-term Parliaments...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine (3 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will be laying a Gifting Minute before the House in respect of Saxon armoured vehicles exported to Ukraine.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Ukraine (3 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to state the date or dates on which export licence approval was given for the export of Saxon armoured vehicles to Ukraine, the number of Saxon armoured vehicles for which export approval was given and their stated value.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine (3 Mar 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he has as to whether Saxon armoured vehicles exported to Ukraine will have arms mounted on them by Ukroboronprom or any other Ukrainian organisation.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports: Middle East (23 Feb 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 222938, regarding the standard individual export licence for equipment employing cryptography and software for equipment employing cryptography to the value of £7.7 billion approved by his Department for export to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, what the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Members: Correspondence (9 Feb 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue a Direction to the Chief Executive of Network Rail to reply to the letter of 27 October 2014 from the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on the need to lengthen the platforms at Cowden, Hever and Edenbridge Town stations by 27 July 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports: Middle East (9 Feb 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason the value of extant standard individual export licences to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories fell from £7.9 billion, as stated in his letter of 12 May 2014 to the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling, to £93 million, as stated in his letter of 15 December 2014 to the same hon. Member.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade (27 Jan 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to publish the results of his call for evidence on the introduction of a pre-licensing register of arms brokers together with the Government's response in January 2015 at the latest.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail (22 Jan 2015)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue a direction to the Chief Executive of Network Rail to reply to the letter of 3 June 2014 from the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling, and his subsequent letter pressing for a reply, regarding the establishment of a business and innovation centre at the Station Masters House at Edenbridge Town Station.

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 Dec 2014)

John Stanley: For all of us, it is a matter of fortuity as to whether the experience and expertise that we acquire in different ways before we enter the House can be utilised when we come here. I had the good fortune, before I entered the House, to be a member of the financial evaluation team at Rio Tinto-Zinc. Our responsibilities were to evaluate for the board of RTZ some of the most complex and largest...

Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule): Foreign Affairs Committee (Hong Kong Visit) (2 Dec 2014)

John Stanley: I am glad to follow the excellent opening speech of my right hon. Friend the Member for Croydon South (Sir Richard Ottaway), the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, of which I have been a member since 1992. When you, Mr Speaker, gave your most welcome consent to this debate yesterday, you were entirely correct in stating that the situation we face is entirely unprecedented. The Foreign...


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