Results 61–80 of 6656 for speaker:Boris Johnson

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 113 - Conviction or other disposal of accused (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: On a point of order, Mr. McWilliam. I should be grateful for clarification of amendment No. 198.

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 114 - Accused neither convicted nor acquitted (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I am sorry to revert to terminology, but can the Minister elucidate the difference north of the border between the meaning of the word ''thinks'' and the word ''believes'', because—

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 114 - Accused neither convicted nor acquitted (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I am grateful to you for are allowing me to return to my perplexity about the difference between the meaning of the words ''thinks'' and ''believes'', Mr. McWilliam. As I understand it, ''believes'' is the proper locution north of the border. Will the Minister explain what ''believes'' means north of the border that it does not mean south of it? I would also like to ask why we in this House...

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 114 - Accused neither convicted nor acquitted (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that important intervention, because it seems to me that if, for instance, one were to translate the Bill into French, one could perfectly well use the words ''je crois'' in either context. In Latin, one could use ''credo''—or, indeed, ''reor''—plus the accusative or the infinitive. In almost any other language known to me we would be able to find a...

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 114 - Accused neither convicted nor acquitted (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for putting that further question. I just want to revert to the final question that I posed earlier to the Minister of State, Scotland Office; I do not believe that I had a reply—although it may now fall to the Under-Secretary to answer it. The question was: why are we in this House making a revision to what will be Scottish law, when the Scots could make it...

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 115 - Variation of order (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I rise to speak with great trepidation. I think that my commission was to find a sentence in which the word ''found'' was used in a not particularly well-founded way. I hope that I have just done it.

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 147 - Value of tainted gifts (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way to me—and for promoting my book in this distinguished Committee. It is available at £14.99, but I shall offer it to the Minister as a Christmas present if he can explain, in simple English, what subsection (3) means, why it is there, and why he now proposes to remove it. If he can do that in two succinct paragraphs—

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 147 - Value of tainted gifts (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: Or include him in my next book.

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 157 - Rules of court (6 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I am not a lawyer, but sederunt means ''they sat down''.

Written Answers — Health: Lymphoedema (10 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what system is used in the funding of lymphoedema clinics; if he will take steps to encourage a uniform service; and if he will make a statement.

Individual Learning Accounts (11 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: Will the Minister give way?

Written Answers — Solicitor-General: Superintendent Ali Dizaei (11 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: To ask the Solicitor-General (1) when the Crown Prosecution Service received the file from the Metropolitan police investigating Superintendent Ali Dizaei; (2) what action she has taken to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service has maintained its independence from the police and acted fairly and with impartiality when considering the case against Superintendent Ali Dizaei; (3) when...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Administration Costs (11 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of her Department's budget in 2001–02 is spent on administration costs; and if she will make a statement.

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 158 - Making of order (11 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I fully echo the flattery that has been heaped on various Labour Members by my hon. Friend, and I wish to respond to a point that was raised by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hall Green. He doubted whether it was necessary to interpose the reference to terrorism and paramilitary activities, because he thought that they might be captured by the phrase ''a criminal lifestyle''. Although I do...

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 158 - Making of order (11 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I agree with my hon. Friend. My point is simple. I am not sure that terrorists would be caught by clause 75, because it is not clear that they are treated as terrorists: they are welcomed by the Government and let out early. My hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth graphically explained the horrendous activities in which they engage, which generate huge amounts of money. We all want to take...

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 246 - ''Unlawful conduct'' (11 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I am puzzled, but perhaps not as puzzled as some on the Government Front Bench. It has been a pleasure to look at the marmoreal impassiveness of the Whip and the sterling impression that the Minister has given of being in deep slumber while the hon. Lady has rebelled from the text of the Bill and then found a snaking and labyrinthine way back towards supporting it. I do not know where she...

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 246 - ''Unlawful conduct'' (11 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: My puzzlement extends to that point, too. If the hon. Lady wishes to expand on it, no one will be more grateful than me.

Written Answers — Home Department: Dr. Dizaei (17 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the officers monitoring Dr Dizaei's telephone conversations on the police telephone network between September 1999 and January 2001 were part of the team investigating him.

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Schedule 3 (18 Dec 2001)

Boris Johnson: I make a brief point not only to support what my hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath said about the draconian nature of the clause, but to express concern for the safety of the interim administrator or interim receiver—whoever he his. I understand that it is proposed that he or she should enter the property of the drugs dealer and, without explanation, start liberating various items...


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