Results 1–20 of 1518 for speaker:Bob Blackman

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Reoffending (25 Apr 2017)

Bob Blackman: What steps she is taking to reduce reoffending rates.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Reoffending (25 Apr 2017)

Bob Blackman: Hopefully, my private Member’s Bill will become the Homelessness Reduction Act on Thursday. Under the Act, prison governors will have a duty to provide prisoners with homes and prepare them for life outside prison so that they do not reoffend. What communication and training have been given to prison governors in preparation for that Act becoming law?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Hannah Bladon (25 Apr 2017)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that no funding from the public purse is used by the Palestinian Authority to support or assist any person involved in the murder of Hannah Bladon in Jerusalem; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Palestinians (24 Apr 2017)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the proposed Taylor Force Act and ending that country's provision of economic aid to the (a) Palestinian Authority and (b) families of those who have died while carrying out terrorist attacks against Israel.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Palestinians: Overseas Aid (21 Apr 2017)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid is not being passed on by the Palestinian Authority to the families of people who have been involved in terrorist activity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Private Sector (19 Apr 2017)

Bob Blackman: What assessment has my right hon. Friend made of the opportunities for increasing whisky exports across the world as part of a free trade agreement once we leave the European Union? [Interruption.]

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: It is a pleasure to follow my friend the hon. Member for Gateshead (Ian Mearns), who is your successor as Chairman of the Backbench Business Committee, Madam Deputy Speaker. I look forward to passing through his constituency, over the Gateshead Millennium bridge, on my way to see Newcastle when they return to the premier league next season, as no doubt they will. A little while ago, I got...

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: Even Newcastle would find it difficult not to get promoted after the season they have enjoyed so far. In two years’ time, when we have the pre-recess Easter Adjournment debate, we will be celebrating Britain’s freedom from the yoke of the European Union; much of this speech will be about unfinished business as the House rises for the Easter recess. I am delighted that my...

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his comments. He is absolutely right. I welcome the fact that the Government introduced a minimum excise duty in the Budget, and it will add, on average, some 35p to a packet of cigarettes. The money should go to the national health service to ensure that treatment is provided. We have introduced standardised packaging and a whole series of other measures to...

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: I would dearly love to give the right hon. Gentleman good news about Stanmore station, especially as he uses it regularly. The sad fact is that a planning application was made by a private developer for a site alongside Stanmore station. The developer offered £1 million towards providing a lift. Harrow Council’s planning committee, in its infinite wisdom, decided to turn it down....

Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU (30 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: My right hon. Friend will be aware that the Procedure Committee is conducting an inquiry into how we get the great repeal Bill into law. Unfortunately, my right hon. Friend has not been able to appear before the Committee. May I urge him to agree a date when we can help to facilitate the great repeal Bill process?

Business of the House (30 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: The much-loved Harrow arts centre is once again threatened with closure. The centre has adult education and cultural activities for the whole community. Cultura London has raised £3.1 million towards funding the centre, but Harrow Council is now thinking of closing it. Can we have a debate in Government time on the future of community and cultural centres across the UK?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (30 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: The long-promised extension of the Metropolitan line from Croxley Green is running into financial difficulties. What assessment has my right hon. Friend made of the project, and what discussions have taken place with the Mayor of London and Transport for London?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (28 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: The Pakistani Government have announced their intention to annex Gilgit-Baltistan, a sovereign part of India that Pakistan illegally occupies. What representations has my right hon. Friend made to the Pakistani Government to say that this act is illegal and the UK Government will oppose it?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Baha'i Faith (27 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on Baha'i-owned shops being sealed by government authorities in the city of Alborz, Iran in November 2016 and remaining closed; and if he will make a statement.

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: I thank my hon. Friend the Minister for his response to the debate. We have had a very good debate, with representations and interventions from Members of no fewer than five political parties represented in this House. Everyone has spoken with the same voice. This is a debt of honour that we owe to vulnerable people across this country. We will not allow this matter to rest until such time as...

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: I beg to move, That this House welcomes the Government’s acceptance in full of the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s findings in relation to its maladministration with regard to Equitable Life; notes that the Parliamentary Ombudsman recommended that policyholders should be put back in the position they would have been had maladministration not occurred; further notes that the overwhelming...

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: That intervention goes to the heart of the matter. The reality is that people who were investing their life savings in pension schemes, from the time when it was possible to take out personal pensions, were persuaded by unscrupulous Equitable Life salespeople to transfer those life savings—their hard-earned money—into a Ponzi-like scheme. They were promised bonuses that were...

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: I thank my hon. Friend for that lengthy intervention. The reality is that, as he suggests, there are more than 1 million victims. The former Chancellor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne), accepted at the Dispatch Box that the total sum to be paid in compensation should be £4.1 billion, but 895,000 people have received only 22% of their losses. The payments process...

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: I believe that this is a debt of honour. I do not expect my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to announce that he will open the Treasury chequebook and pay the full compensation today. I have sympathy with the suggestion that, because of the most recent decisions on national insurance, the Budget has not yet been brought into balance. As the motion states, however, I believe...


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