Julian Huppert: Thank you for giving me this chance to speak so early in this Parliament, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is great to see you in the Chair. There has been a long succession of maiden speeches from across the House, from the excellent speech by the hon. Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart) on mental health issues, through to the speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Burnley (Gordon Birtwistle) and the...
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of the Housing Revenue Account Review.
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps have been taken to review policy and procedures at the Oakington Immigration Centre; and if she will make a statement.
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will hold a public inquiry into the Cambridge Guided Bus project; and for what reasons his Department decided to allocate funding to the Luton and Dunstable Guided Bus project.
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress has been made on the Adult Autism Strategy; what guidance he plans to provide to (a) the NHS and (b) local authorities on implementation of that strategy; what (i) short and (ii) long-term targets he plans to set as part of that strategy; and if he will make a statement.
Julian Huppert: I agree with the Home Secretary. Has there been any estimate of the cost of continuing the system for those few people who already have identity cards?
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Julian Huppert: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that what he has just said explains why it is misleading for the Labour party to describe itself as a progressive party?
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Julian Huppert: I am sorry to intrude on an Attlee versus Churchill argument, but the hon. Gentleman should perhaps remember that Clarence Willcock was a Liberal candidate, and when asked to explain what he did, he said: "I am a Liberal and I am against this sort of thing." That is a clear precedent. Had there been a Liberal Government at that time, ID cards would definitely have been scrapped.
Julian Huppert: Thank you for calling me to speak, Mr Deputy Speaker, and congratulations on your election. It is nice to see so many elections in this place at the moment. It is a great honour to follow so many maiden speeches, from hon. Members on both sides of the House. I pay particular tribute to the hon. Member for Ashfield (Gloria De Piero), who gave a very confident and stylish description of...
Julian Huppert: Indeed it is, and I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I was not aware of the history of that debate, but what he describes is exactly the sort of problem that occurs: extra information ends up being stored and what starts off as-possibly-a semi-innocent project becomes more and more sinister. A lot of work has been done on this by a colleague in Cambridge, Professor Ross Anderson. I...
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Licensing Act 2003 to prevent last-minute licence reviews of events held once a year; and if he will make a statement.
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has considered the responses to his Department's speed limit consultation of December 2009, with particular reference to 20mph zones; and if he will produce a revised speed limit circular in accordance with the proposals in the consultation.
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to bring into force each of those provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004 which have not yet been brought into force.
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there have been under section 127(1)(a) of the Communications Act 2003; and if he will make a statement.
Julian Huppert: Thank you, Mr Weir, for calling me to speak for the first time in Westminster Hall. It is a great honour to follow the hon. Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott), who spoke as powerfully as ever on the issue in question. It was a great pleasure to hear her speak at the Liberty annual general meeting on Saturday; she spoke movingly about many issues, and I wish her the best...
Julian Huppert: It is indeed a problem getting in; my predecessor, David Howarth, tried to get in and was told that it was not possible for him to do that. It is somewhat worrying if there are institutions in this country in a state such that MPs cannot be allowed in to have a look.
Julian Huppert: Indeed; I plan to be persistent. I accept the fact that unexpected circumstances sometimes mean that things must be cancelled. One deferral is fine, but if the arrangement keeps being deferred I shall be more concerned, and shall certainly raise the matter here. To move on to the issue of children, we heard earlier from the hon. Member for Croydon Central about the effects of detention on...
Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent assessment is of the cost effectiveness of restorative justice programmes and their effect on the recidivism rate.