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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Zimbabwe (6 Apr 2010)

Ian Taylor: What recent assessment he has made of progress towards political reform by the Government of Zimbabwe.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Zimbabwe (6 Apr 2010)

Ian Taylor: Has the Minister noticed the case of Owen Maseko, the artist who has been imprisoned and harassed because of his depiction of the terrible carnage that went on in the 1980s under President Mugabe? Is this a sign that the problems in Zimbabwe are continuing, and that a political settlement is still very far from certain?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (24 Mar 2010)

Ian Taylor: Because any business activity is inevitably impacted, for good or ill, by a Budget, may I begin by drawing attention to the Register of Members' Interests? Like several other speakers this afternoon, I am making my valedictory speech. The hon. Member for South Derbyshire (Mr. Todd) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Fylde (Mr. Jack)-and, I hope, myself-are going when our constituents...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (24 Mar 2010)

Ian Taylor: Of course the former Chancellor, the present Prime Minister, did very well when he first took office in 1997, because he committed himself to at least the first three years of the outgoing Government's expenditure plans.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (24 Mar 2010)

Ian Taylor: I am trying to follow the hon. Gentleman's argument. There is no disagreement between the two main parties that cuts are going to have to come, so the matter is purely a question of timing. The hon. Gentleman's argument is effectively that the Labour Government, if they were to remain in power, would also have to cut services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iran (22 Feb 2010)

Ian Taylor: What recent assessment his Department has made of Iran's military capability; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iran (22 Feb 2010)

Ian Taylor: The Secretary of State will well know that the nuclear issue is the focus of attention. What concerns me is whether the military preparations in Iran are sufficient to give it the flexibility to make a conventional attack on any of its neighbouring countries. We saw the loss of life during the Iran-Iraq war, which was horrendous, and we saw the Iranian Government's lack of value of life....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Strategic Defence Review (Green Paper) (3 Feb 2010)

Ian Taylor: I commend the Secretary of State for raising as one of his strategic questions the matter of armed forces ensuring security and contributing to resilience in the UK. The Institute for Public Policy Research's commission on national security, of which I was a member, stressed the importance of that. Has he looked again at the 1960s civil contingencies legislation and considered whether we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Aviation and Border Security (5 Jan 2010)

Ian Taylor: Terrorists watch very carefully the technology that we deploy. Does the Home Secretary realise that the term "scanners" covers a wide range of things? Some use millimetre technology; others use terahertz; some require one to go through a box, and others can scan remotely in airport lounges or railway stations. Will the Government please institute a research programme? Several British...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Nov 2009)

Ian Taylor: As a former Science Minister myself, I am well aware that scientific advice can be politically inconvenient, but will the Prime Minister reassure the scientific community that when disagreements happen, he will engage in rational debate rather than shoot the messenger?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Charities (Regulatory Burden) (28 Oct 2009)

Ian Taylor: What steps the Government are taking to reduce the regulatory burden on charities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Charities (Regulatory Burden) (28 Oct 2009)

Ian Taylor: Does the Minister understand that in my constituency, charities are worried about the detailed applications for gift aid, which she has just discussed, the ending of the ring-fencing of Supporting People and particularly the vagueness of the extension of Criminal Records Bureau checks, especially for volunteers dealing with children. The problem is not that the regulations are wrong, it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: G8 Summit (13 Jul 2009)

Ian Taylor: As my son is serving in Operation Panther's Claw, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on that. However, I say on a personal basis that I profoundly hope that the Prime Minister's assurances are right. On environmental issues, can the Prime Minister tell us what the global warming has been in the past 10 years? Can he say whether the real impact that we have to look at is that it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: G8 Summit (13 Jul 2009)

Ian Taylor: By how much?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Middle East (24 Jun 2009)

Ian Taylor: Part of the problem in Gaza is the rivalry between Fatah and Hezbollah. Does the Minister have any engagement in the discussions to try to keep the peace, and has Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu given any assurances in respect of Gaza in his comments about a two-state solution?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Secure Accommodation (16 Jun 2009)

Ian Taylor: How many places there are in secure accommodation for young people in the criminal justice system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Secure Accommodation (16 Jun 2009)

Ian Taylor: I thank the Minister for that answer. The young offender programme led by National Grid has done an extremely good job, with young offenders grouped together. One of the problems in my constituency, however, is that the offender substance abuse programme, for people with drug problems, does not segregate on an age basis, so young offenders who have mild drug abuse problems are put with older...

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] (9 Jun 2009)

Ian Taylor: The Minister is talking about the notional precept. I want it on the record that the actual increase in precept levied by Surrey police authority for 2009-10 is 4.89 per cent. That is below the 5 per cent. threshold.

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] (9 Jun 2009)

Ian Taylor: I am very concerned about something that I think the Minister just said. For the record, again, the general reserves of Surrey police are £5.6 million, which is less than the 3 per cent. in Audit Commission guidance, so raiding that would cause even more concern in any external audit of Surrey police. Surely, the Minister is not advocating that, is he?

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] (9 Jun 2009)

Ian Taylor: That is exactly the point. Why are the Government intervening when the Surrey council tax payer is providing half the funding for Surrey police, Surrey taxpayers are contributing massively to the central Exchequer and the force will have to be reduced by a further 24 officers to pay for the diktat that the Government are imposing centrally?


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