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Results 1–20 of 7317 for speaker:Bob Spink

Business Rate Supplements Bill (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: The Minister is aware that there are many very good councils, but there are some councils that do not listen and do not consult properly even their residents, let alone businesses, which do not have a vote. Can he give an undertaking that businesses will have a vote on all levies, at whatever level they are proposed by the councils?

Business Rate Supplements Bill (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: Will the Minister give me some clarification? If an infrastructure project, for example, were to be especially beneficial for one or two boroughs within a county council area, would that county council have to levy the rate increase on all the boroughs in the county, or could it levy the increase only on the specific boroughs for which the project was going to be particularly beneficial?

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Pay (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to ensure that those temporary and permanent employees at the same grade in his Department who are paid at an hourly rate are paid at the same rate.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Vacancies (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment vacancies there are in (a) Castle Point constituency, (b) Essex and (c) London.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Pay (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to ensure that those temporary and permanent employees at the same grade in his Department who are paid at an hourly rate are paid at the same rate.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the waiting time for emergency work to be carried out under the Warm Front scheme is; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Essex (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects works under the (a) Warm Front and (b) over seventies scheme in Essex to restart; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Departmental Pay (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to ensure that those temporary and permanent employees at the same grade in his Department who are paid at an hourly rate are paid at the same rate.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether retention of the status quo is a possible option for the future structure of local government in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to include the status quo as an option in consultation on the future structure of Suffolk and Norfolk local government.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy that local referendums be held in Suffolk and Norfolk on the reorganisation of local government; and if she will include the option of retaining the status quo in the referendum.

Written Answers — Treasury: EU Budget (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total gross amount paid to the EU budget was by each EU member state in the last year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Treasury: EU Budget (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to reduce the level of the UK's net contribution to the EU budget until the level of UK debt is reduced to below the average of EU countries; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Southend (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to retain the HM Revenue and Customs office in Southend.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Southend on Sea (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed at HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Thailand: Politics and Government (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens who were caught up in the recent blockade of Bangkok's two main airports; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Automotive Industry (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received from (a) the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and (b) Ford on (i) financial support from the taxpayers and (ii) Ford's plans to move production of the Transit Van from Southampton to Turkey; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Duchy of Lancaster: Unemployed: Essex (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many unemployed persons in Essex were previously employed in the (a) financial services, (b) hospitality and (c) construction sectors.

Written Answers — Justice: Departmental Pay (12 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to ensure that those temporary and permanent employees at the same grade in his Department who are paid at an hourly rate are paid at the same rate.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saving Gateway Accounts Bill (13 Jan 2009)

Bob Spink: Before the Minister moves on to the body of her speech, may I welcome the principle of the Bill, which is absolutely right at this time? The recent VAT cuts were designed to encourage spending and promote economic activity, and now we have this Bill, which is designed to encourage low-income people to save. Both are absolutely appropriate and both are right at this time, but how can we ensure...


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