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The Economy, Trade and Industry (25 Jun 2001)

Colin Challen: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Teignbridge (Richard Younger-Ross) for that intimate portrait of his constituency. I have a previous connection with it, in that I was a member of a book club based in Newton Abbot. I do not know whether it still exists, but perhaps my reading of its books assisted me in my future career. I am sure that I shall follow the hon. Gentleman's parallel career...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Finance) Bill (3 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: It has been a revelation for me tonight to learn that just 12 lines of a Bill could provide such riveting and thought-provoking debate. Listening to the previous two speakers in particular put me in mind of the scenes that filled the Chamber 63 years ago, when a piece of paper was passed along the Front Bench, announcing that Mr. Chamberlain would be invited to Munich to consider another form...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Expenditure (4 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the per capita spending of all Government Departments in each of the regions and nations of the United Kingdom was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Yorkshire and Humberside (Economic Growth) (4 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will take steps to ensure that the economy of the Yorkshire and Humberside region grows to the United Kingdom per capita average.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: National Lottery (4 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which constituencies have received (a) less than 10 per cent. and (b) less than 15 per cent. of the national average for constituencies of grants to good causes from the national lottery.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: National Lottery (4 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arrangements are made to monitor the distribution of national Lottery funds.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: National Lottery (4 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the disparities between constituencies of grants to good causes from the national lottery.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: National Lottery (4 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidelines are set for the creation and distribution of the national lottery community first fund.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: National Lottery (4 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures have been put in place to promote applications to the national lottery community fund from the areas the fund is designed to assist.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Good Practice (5 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps he proposes to take to ensure that good practice in local government can be developed.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Public-Private Performance Comparisons (9 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what methods his Department uses to make direct comparisons of improved performance in the public and private sectors; and what have been the findings of this analysis since it was introduced.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Cycle-tracks (11 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to increase the mileage of dedicated cycle-tracks by 2005.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Online Services (11 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what targets he has set for the delivery of Government services online.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: e-government (11 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: I add my congratulations to my Front-Bench colleagues on their appointments, and draw their attention to early-day motion 85, which relates to the Post Office. It is very good that the Government are addressing the digital divide, but the local sub-post office will still be the main source of information—Government leaflets and so on—for the vast majority of people. Will my hon. Friend...

The Countryside (12 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: If the Opposition want to bandy figures around, perhaps they can discuss the £20 billion of cuts that they proposed at the election, which would have cut a swathe through all the services that we are developing in rural areas.

The Countryside (12 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Climate Change Levy (19 Jul 2001)

Colin Challen: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the best leader for the Conservative party would be Dr. Faustus, who believed that a short-term gain pays off with a long-term pain? What is the cost to the country of not leading in the development of new technology to combat climate change? What is the cost to the country of businesses suffering the effects of flooding and other consequences of extremely...

National Lottery (17 Oct 2001)

Colin Challen: I am grateful for the opportunity for this debate, which comes at an opportune time. Someone once said that if life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all his impersonators would be dead. I am reminded of that remark as I make my first Adjournment debate speech, on the subject of the national lottery. Perhaps it is a philosophical question whether something called a lottery should be expected...

National Lottery (17 Oct 2001)

Colin Challen: My proposal may be a little modest, although later we shall find out how modest the Minister believes it is. Those of us at the bottom of the heap have to raise the profile of our constituencies, but we must do it in a way that does not upset people further up the ladder who may not want to be overtaken in the stakes. The exact sum must be right, but I am grateful that such a debate has been...

Business of the House (18 Oct 2001)

Colin Challen: Since 11 September, all hon. Members have welcomed the opportunities that we have had to discuss, in a very sombre and respectful way, the consequences of international terrorism, and we welcome the further opportunities to do so that have been announced, but is my right hon. Friend aware of the growing debate outside the House about the long-term consequences of the events of 11 September?...


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