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Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am grateful to the Minister for that point. The broader issues—noise from delivery vehicles, for example—present a whole feast of material for future private Members' Bills. I have learned from what I have heard this morning that some Conservative Members have some exciting hobbies—hanging around loading bays, watching lorries delivering their goods and listening to the noise.

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am relieved to hear that, because the idea of the hon. Member for Uxbridge (Mr. Randall) hanging around a Tesco loading bay on Christmas day—

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: Yes, the hon. Gentleman with his anorak on is quite a thought. I am grateful to the right hon. Member for East Yorkshire, because I now know that there is a website called Lorry Watch. I know that as soon as hon. Members leave the Chamber today, they will rush to go online to discover that website. Equally, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister website includes material on noise nuisance...

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: I totally agree with my hon. Friend, but it is not just USDAW. As has been said on other occasions, the churches, for example, support the Bill and I know from the letters I have received that many members of the public support it. It would also be very sad from the point of view of the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst. He is not in his place today. Wherever he is in the world or...

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: I have got to know the right hon. Gentleman rather well over the last few months and I have to say that I quite like him, though it may be a sin to say so for some of my hon. Friends. He has not yet, however, got to sending me postcards from wherever he is in the world. When I start receiving postcards from him routinely, I shall seriously start questioning my judgment on certain issues. It...

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: I do not accept that and I shall explain why. Sunday trading is different in the sense that what the Bill proposes is a popular outcome that many people really want. I am well aware from the large retail stores in my own constituency of the amount of effort that they put into winning the trust of communities. All credit to some of them who put money directly into local community groups and...

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: Lords amendment No. 1 arose from our discussions on Report and the efforts of the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Mr. Forth), who, sadly, cannot be with us today. In the course of piloting the Bill through this House in the past few months, I have had the benefit—on balance, it is a benefit—of getting to know the right hon. Gentleman very well. I should point out...

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am interested in the right hon. Gentleman's argument about loading and the related noise occurring before 10 am. On behalf of those who believe in Father Christmas, may I ask whether he will be covered by the legislation in respect of the sleigh bells that ring through the sky on Christmas morning, and so be prevented from going about his task?

Prohibition Of Loading And Unloading At Large Shops Before 9 A.M. On Christmas Day (15 Oct 2004)

Kevan Jones: Further to that information, this House abolished Christmas in, I think, 1647.

Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: I, too, add my warm congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Byrne) on his maiden speech. I played a small part in his campaign—the blisters on my feet have now healed—but I felt that it was well worth while when I listened to a very able new Member make a very good speech. I wish to raise an issue that affects my constituency and those of many...

Regional Assemblies (22 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: My right hon. Friend knows that Durham and other parts of the north-east have had all-postal ballots for the past three years. That has led to dramatic increases in turnout. The Electoral Commission's analysis of the pilots not only congratulated the relevant councils but pointed out that there was no increase in fraud. I welcome today's announcement of a referendum on 4 November in the...

Devolution (21 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that the disparity in constituencies such as hers and mine was made worse by the last Tory Government?

Devolution (21 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: Is it not easier to impersonate someone under the present ballot-box system than under the postal-vote system? I could turn up at the hon. Gentleman's polling station, give his name and address, receive a ballot paper and walk out. There would be no audit trail to establish that I had been there. Surely what the hon. Gentleman is saying is nonsense.

Devolution (21 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: rose—

Devolution (21 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Devolution (21 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: Chester-le-Street in my constituency has had postal voting for the past three years. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the confusion in the European election was caused by the need for people to sign a witness statement, and turnout went down whereas in previous elections it had been going up? For example, last September we had a record turnout in a council by-election of 64 per cent....

Written Answers — Defence: Iraq (19 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Iraqi security forces will be at full operational level.

Written Answers — Defence: Guns (15 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the need for interoperability of ammunition for naval guns between the Royal Navy and major Allies' navies; and what assessment has been made of the cost implications of interoperability.

Written Answers — Defence: Guns (15 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the long-term requirements of guns for the Type 45 Destroyer.

Written Answers — Defence: Guns (15 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what additional capability will result from the improvements to the 4.5" Mk8 Mod1 gun; what the projected cost of improvements is; and what alternatives have or are being explored.


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