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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Education and Health (2 Jun 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Mr. Deputy Speaker, I thank you for calling me in this important debate on the Gracious Speech, and congratulate the hon. Member for Chippenham (Duncan Hames) on his maiden speech. I am sure you agree that every maiden speech makes the last constituency flit away as we hear of the honours and excitement of the new constituency. It is an honour and a privilege to speak in this Chamber....

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Industry (Government Support) (16 Jun 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Will the Secretary of State give way?

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Does my right hon. Friend agree that beyond metropolitan areas such as London the Government's decision to take away the regional spatial strategies that allowed councils to work together to deliver affordable housing will have a profound effect on the way in which we manage the problem of affordable housing?

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Thank you for calling me, Mr Speaker. I am constantly amazed by this Chamber. I had had ambitions to speak in this debate today, but I now discover that it is tomorrow-[Hon. Members: "No, it's still today."] Of course it is not tomorrow; it is still today. That is another surprise. I shall keep my remarks characteristically short. We have been looking at two opposing risks in the debate...

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I represent the east of England in my constituency of Luton South, and there is another tax that will have profound implications for my constituents. It is the change in national insurance. I am one of only two Opposition MPs representing the east of England and, as of Budget day, I represent part of what the Government now call the greater...

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. I do not want to do a geography lesson here, but the point I am making is that there is disparity within a region, as some areas are more affluent than others. That applies locally as well as regionally, and some parts of regions are much closer to other regions. For example, in Luton South, we have a particular issue about bordering an area that...

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Thank you, Mr Speaker. In conclusion-

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Of course.

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: I thank my hon. Friend for his characteristically timely intervention, rightly making the case that within these green pages tonight are a series of measures that will have a profound effect on each individual constituency. In Luton South, I could pick out the particular effect on the airport and I could talk more about our position within the UK. In each community and in each constituency,...

Opposition Day — [3rd allotted day]: Jobs and the Unemployed (7 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: In the light of what the hon. Lady has just said, will she say a few words about the cancellation of the A14 project, which is vital to her region and my region in the east of England?

Opposition Day — [3rd allotted day]: Jobs and the Unemployed (7 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Within the context of the debate about the evidence basis for RDAs and the benefit that they give, does my hon. Friend agree that financial information about the amount of money that goes in and comes out of the public purse is a much better guide than ideological points about how people feel about regional development agencies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Kabul Conference (21 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: I wish the Foreign Secretary well in the difficult task of bringing our troops home. What is the position of our partner nations with regard to the 2015 unconditional withdrawal date, of which the Prime Minister spoke?

Bills Presented — Fixed-term Parliaments Bill: Clause 2 — Payments under Academy agreements (22 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: The budgets of three schools in my constituency-among others-have been cut: Stopsley, Putteridge and Denbigh. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is a question not just of new school buildings, but of capacity? In the Luton local authority area, 11 new schools have been cancelled-and, unlike the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger), my...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Public Expenditure (27 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Network Rail on the programme areas to be affected by planned reductions in his Department's budget.

Written Answers — Transport: Luton Station (27 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the development of Luton rail station; how much his Department has allocated to Luton for the period of the 2010 Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Transport: Railway Stations (27 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations in the Better Rail Stations review; (2) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of facilities at (a) Luton rail station, (b) all category B rail stations and (c) all rail stations operated by First Capital Connect; (3) what assessment he has made of the...

Written Answers — Health: Hospital Car Parking Charges (7 Sep 2010)

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on hospital car parking charges.

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill (13 Sep 2010)

Gavin Shuker: rose -

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill (13 Sep 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Is the hon. Gentleman suggesting that for this coalition to keep on going positively for the economy it needs to be held together by such legislation?

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill (13 Sep 2010)

Gavin Shuker: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me in this important debate about the future of this place and our place in society. It is a pleasure to listen to so many speeches about various aspects of the Bill and to follow the hon. Member for Epping Forest (Mrs Laing), who spoke for eight minutes about aspects of the Bill, but by the end I could not understand many of the things that were...


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