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Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: New Clause 1 — Payment practices: retention of monies (18 Nov 2014)

Gordon Banks: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. It is not morally or structurally fair for a small business to be trying to squeeze a few hundred or a few thousand pounds—perhaps even tens of thousands of pounds—out of a large multinational company. That onus must be shifted away from the small company. After all, the company is only endeavouring to get what it is owed. If the larger customer is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: New Clause 1 — Payment practices: retention of monies (18 Nov 2014)

Gordon Banks: Having worked all my life in the construction industry, I am very much aware of retention issues. My hon. Friend’s final point was valid. When it comes to negotiating retentions, it always comes to a compromise: people will always lose, as they will never come out with the £60,000 that they were owed. That is effectively their money going to somebody else’s pocket.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Safety Measures (17 Nov 2014)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) drivers' organisations, (b) driver training organisations and (c) accident prevention organisations on the mandatory carrying in motor cars of high visibility jackets and warning triangles.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Safety Measures (17 Nov 2014)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) drivers' organisations, (b) driver training organisations, (c) accident prevention organisations and (d) cycling organisations on the mandatory wearing of high visibility clothing for cyclists.

Bill Presented — International Trade Agreements (Scrutiny): Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process (27 Oct 2014)

Gordon Banks: The hon. Gentleman has talked about many technical points, so may I offer him a technical point? Would it not add to the level of democracy if the names and addresses of everybody among the 5% or 20% were made available to the public, just as a marked register is made available after an election, so that everybody could see who they were?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Constitutional Reform (Timetable) (15 Oct 2014)

Gordon Banks: In 2010, the Secretary of State called for a citizens’ convention on the constitution. Yesterday, at the Dispatch Box, he said that the constitutional convention should not be seen as kicking devolution into the long grass. Does he still stand by what he stood for in 2010 in his manifesto, and what he said in the House yesterday?

Written Answers — Transport: Driving Instruction (9 Jul 2014)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what plans his Department has to make the Fleet Driver Trainer register mandatory for paid vocational driver training; (2) what plans his Department has to introduce mandatory regulation of B+E driving instructors.

Written Answers — Health: Coeliac Disease (7 Jul 2014)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people of each gender, age bracket and household income bracket had diagnosed coeliac disease in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; [R] (2) what estimate his Department has made of the potential long-term costs to the NHS in England of un-managed (a) coeliac disease and (b) other nutritional disorders; [R]...

Written Answers — Health: Health Foods: Prescriptions (7 Jul 2014)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost savings to the NHS of pharmacy-led gluten-free prescribing schemes; and if his Department will issue guidance on such schemes; [R] (2) what plans his Department has to encourage the roll out of pharmacy-led gluten-free prescribing schemes in England. [R]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Currency Union (7 May 2014)

Gordon Banks: Last week, 18% of members of Scottish Chambers of Commerce confirmed that they are making plans to move out of Scotland in the event of a yes vote, and 63% believe that an independent currency or the euro would be bad for business. Today we have heard from the British Chambers of Commerce that 85% of their businesses are against independence, and nearly half identified currency concerns as...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Clackmannanshire (10 Apr 2014)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of personal independence payment claimants in Ochil and South Perthshire constituency who waited for more than six months for a home medical assessment.

[Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] — Scotland and North-east England Post-2014 (4 Mar 2014)

Gordon Banks: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Weir. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson) on securing this important debate and on his passionate contribution, in which he argued for the strengths of the Union of the United Kingdom. We have heard a lot this morning—about the impacts of independence on the steel industry in Scotland and the...

[Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] — Scotland and North-east England Post-2014 (4 Mar 2014)

Gordon Banks: I will say this once and only once to the hon. Gentleman: I will give way once, and I hope his intervention is much better than his contribution.

[Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] — Scotland and North-east England Post-2014 (4 Mar 2014)

Gordon Banks: It was not any better than the speech, at all. The hon. Gentleman really needs to be saved from himself in this place. My experience is of understanding the relationship between north-east England and Scotland, first hand. Those bonds demonstrate, I feel, the underlying strength of the Union, a sentiment that I know is shared by most Members present, with one obvious exception. Such links...

Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day]: Fairness and Inequality (11 Feb 2014)

Gordon Banks: May I entice the hon. Gentleman to go into the matter of food banks a little? Has he seen the latest newsletter from the Trussell Trust, which somewhat contradicts the Minister’s position earlier? It says that 42% of all food bank users cite benefit-related problems as the reason why they use food banks.

Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day]: Fairness and Inequality (11 Feb 2014)

Gordon Banks: I endorse what my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh East (Sheila Gilmore) said. I commend the hon. Gentleman on his work in moving things on for his constituents in respect of food banks. I do the same, as I am sure do many other right hon. and hon. Members, but I have had constituents who have been sanctioned because they have been ill and then, because they are sanctioned, they have no...

Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day]: Fairness and Inequality (11 Feb 2014)

Gordon Banks: The content.

Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day]: Fairness and Inequality (11 Feb 2014)

Gordon Banks: Despite the Minister’s rhetoric at the Dispatch Box, can he not just for once agree, openly and honestly, that the number of food banks and the number of people in work who are using them have gone through the roof on this Government’s watch?

Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day]: Fairness and Inequality (11 Feb 2014)

Gordon Banks: The Minister now has an opportunity to say whether he will support Labour’s plan to freeze energy prices to cut the burden on hard-pressed households.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Household Energy Bills (5 Feb 2014)

Gordon Banks: We know that energy bills have rocketed under the Secretary of State’s Government and that Labour will freeze energy prices. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) said this morning, one third of British investment in renewables comes to Scotland, but Scots contribute less than one tenth. That means that the rest of the UK supports Scottish renewable generation...


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