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Results 221–240 of 1389 for speaker:Brian Binley

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: The hon. Lady’s comments are both interesting and constructive, in keeping with this debate. My concern about money is where it can be taken from to ensure that the sort of investment that is wanted in regeneration takes place. We would have to find money from somewhere else to give more to regeneration.

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: The shadow Minister is being generous in giving way and I am grateful. Is there not an opportunity to use the enterprise zones that are connected with the new community infrastructure levies—I am actually still a section 106 man—to ensure that people provide jobs and training for some of the NEETs about whom we are concerned?

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way and it is good to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. We were involved in the previous Government’s sustainable communities project, which did not have much local involvement at all. It reported directly to the relevant Minister; I think that the first one was Mr John Prescott, as he then was. Lord Rooker was responsible for the report that...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: It is a pleasure, Sir Alan, to serve under your chairmanship again. We spent two and a half years almost living together on Crossrail, and if you would like me to define that further, I am happy to, but perhaps you are pleased to let it go. It is good to be working with you again. I again congratulate the hon. Member for—is it Sheffield, Brightside?

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: I apologise. Perhaps it is my history that takes me back to Brightside. The hon. Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts) has, with other Committee members, done a remarkable and important job. I also congratulate him on obtaining this debate on regeneration, which is a vital part of coming out of recession. This is an opportune time to be discussing the subject. I welcome the report. I...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to mention that. I can show Members my newsletter. Councillors from all political parties have encouraged people to become involved in Northampton Alive. In the town, we have built a small steering group, as well as a forum of 60 to 80 leading people from across the business, cultural and heritage sectors, the political parties and the Churches. This is a...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: There is no end to the consultation and involvement we should have with the people of our communities. All too often, such projects have been seen as the council’s business, and things often happen in people’s backyards without their even knowing they are happening. That is totally unacceptable. I want to explore every way of involving people and to make every effort to ensure that their...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: The hon. Gentleman is making a great presentation and has produced an important report. In respect of Crossrail, particularly, Committee members were able to get a station in Woolwich, which was an important part of the process in this House that will have a massive effect on regeneration in that area, which so badly needs it. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman should be a little careful about...

Women and Equalities: Abu Qatada (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: I welcome the Home Secretary’s support for a Bill of Rights, but I am sure that my right hon. Friend recognises that the British people are quickly losing patience with the European Court of Human Rights. Will she therefore urge the Cabinet to ensure that a Bill of Rights is included in the Queen’s Speech, so that the British people can be reassured on this matter very quickly indeed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: High Speed 2 (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: I congratulate the Secretary of State on her brave decision on HS2. May I remind her, however, that the west coast main line will, perhaps, reach full capacity by 2022, and therefore urge her to bring forward the start of HS2 in order to ensure an earlier completion date?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Abu Qatada (17 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: I too congratulate the Home Secretary on setting in train the process of deporting Abu Qatada. Many people in this country will welcome her action. However, although the matter has not been helped by the European Court of Human Rights, there are rumours that our proposals to the Brighton conference will be watered down. Will the Home Secretary, here and now, give us an unqualified assurance...

Opposition Day: Employment Support (7 Mar 2012)

Brian Binley: I equally support the view that money should follow people and not institutions. As a past employer of excellent disabled people, I found that the support to help them to find us was variable to say the least. What can the Government do to improve that support to establish and build on those connections?

Clean Coal (28 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: I congratulate the hon. Lady on obtaining this important debate and I welcome her remarks. Will she push the Minister a little bit on clean coal, recognising that there are 300 years of energy need beneath our feet? The hon. Lady touched on that in her opening remarks.

Business of the House (23 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: The Leader of the House may be aware of suggestions that there was a deal surrounding the recent appointment of Professor Ebdon, which was supposedly brokered before the Select Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills had an opportunity to determine its view. If true, that is a grave matter. Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate on this issue so that we can obtain clarity...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: Iran (20 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Basildon and Billericay (Mr Baron) on his courage. I fear that my conclusions might mean that I cannot go through the Lobby with him, which is saddening. May I also pay tribute to Lord Corbett of Castle Vale, who sadly died very recently? He was a great contributor to debates on Iran, and I know that many Members of this House would wish to...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: Iran (20 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: I will explain. My hon. Friend asks how looking at the case of the PMOI will help to resolve the Iranian situation. The truth is that cruelty and inhumanity have been visited on Camp Ashraf residents as a matter of routine by the Iraqis at the behest of Iran—the Iraqis have acted as Iran’s proxies. Ensuring that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mr al-Maliki, and the Iraqi Government change their...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: Iran (20 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: indicated assent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Office for Fair Access (20 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: I am sure that you would want me to reassure you, Mr Speaker, that no plot whatsoever—preordained or otherwise—was organised within the Select Committee, causing it to reach the decision that it reached, by Conservative Members. However, given that the Committee was unable to endorse Professor Ebdon’s appointment and instead called for a new recruitment exercise, is it not deeply...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Financial Services Bill (6 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: The shadow Chancellor is telling us something illuminating—that if a Chancellor does not want to listen, no system will have any impact at all. Under the last Government, siren voices started in 2002, and the then Chancellor refused to listen. We had a systemic deficit problem, and again he did not want to listen. The shadow Chancellor has been through all this, so would he advise the...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Backbench business — Network Rail (2 Feb 2012)

Brian Binley: On a point of order, Mr Rosindell. I want to hear the Minister speak and time is very limited.

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