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Alloa Crown Post Office (Franchising) (17 Apr 2013)

Gordon Banks: I never accused the Minister of not replying to any letter. I do not know where she got that from. It is purely a figment of her imagination. I have no knowledge of a letter from an MSP that either was or was not replied to. I repeat, however, that the Government were invited to attend the meeting in Alloa, and I am still waiting for a yes or no.

Alloa Crown Post Office (Franchising) (17 Apr 2013)

Gordon Banks: Will the Minister give way?

Alloa Crown Post Office (Franchising) (17 Apr 2013)

Gordon Banks: The Minister recognised earlier Labour’s £3.3 billion of support to the Post Office over its last 10 years in office and the £150 million annual subsidy. I am intrigued by the reasons for her change of mind, so— House adjourned without Question put ( Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Alloa Crown Post Office (Franchising) (17 Apr 2013)

Gordon Banks: I am pleased to have secured this debate on an important issue in my constituency and in the context of the whole UK. I am delighted to see the Minister here tonight. Given her previous position on post office franchising, to which I will return in greater detail, her remarks will be eagerly awaited by many up and down the country. I asked for this debate because I am very concerned about the...

Alloa Crown Post Office (Franchising) (17 Apr 2013)

Gordon Banks: I agree with my hon. Friend. His analysis of what will happen in Cumbernauld is a mirror of what will happen in Alloa. I support his viewpoint and I am glad he is here tonight to express not only his support but his understanding of the damage that these changes would do to Cumbernauld. “I would have thought the Government would be looking to engage with local communities. Instead it...

Written Answers — Scotland: Government Procurement Card (17 Apr 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with reference to the Freedom of Information request made to his Department on 23 January 2013 and responded to on 3 April 2013 on Government Procurement Cards, what was purchased from United Airlines for £263.17.

Written Answers — Scotland: Government Procurement Card (17 Apr 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with reference to the Freedom of Information request responded to by his Department on 23 January 2013 and published on 4 April 2013, on Government Procurement Cards, what was purchased from Air Canada at a value of £16.

Petitions: Food Banks (12 Mar 2013)

Gordon Banks: This petition has arisen as a result of the growing number of food banks in the UK and the growing number of people in the UK in the 21st century having to resort to them to feed themselves and their families. I pay tribute to the organisations that run food banks, such as the Trussell Trust, but particularly to the Gate, which operates a food bank in Alloa, and to Activ8 and WISH—women in...

Written Answers — Scotland: Official Hospitality (28 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on catering and hospitality in each year since May 2010.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Regulation (28 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many regulations her Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; if she will list those regulations; and what estimate she has made of the total cost of their introduction.

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: The Minister needs to understand that the real solution is growth in the economy: getting businesses to pay more corporation tax because they are making more profit; and getting more people into jobs and paying income tax, not this draconian and horrid tax that the Government are proposing.

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. A minute ago the Minister said that these were Labour cuts. May I seek your advice and clarification about who is in government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: The Prime Minister will be aware of the increased need for food banks in constituencies such as mine, which has been brought about by his Government’s failed policies. Will he sign my petition calling for action so that no family in the United Kingdom will go hungry as a result of his policies?

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what methods applications for tax credits can be made other than online .

Written Answers — Scotland: Meetings (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when a list of meetings held by Ministers in his Department with external organisations will be next published.

Written Answers — Justice: Regulation (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what methods other than online applications for benefits can be made.

Written Answers — Education: Regulation (27 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what the anticipated cost is of each.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Regulation (26 Feb 2013)

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what the anticipated cost is of each.


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