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Business of the House: parliamentary pensions (25 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Will you, from the Chair, advise the House whether this is a good issue to refer to the Procedure Committee? It seems that Back-Bench Members will be totally out of the loop in discussions on the time and place where the Regional Committeeswill meet.

Business of the House: Standing Orders etc. (Machinery of Government Changes) (25 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: I agree wholeheartedly that the consequences of longevity should be borne by the members of a scheme. Is Liberal Democrat policy therefore that the consequences of longevity should be borne, for example, in the police force scheme, by the policemen themselves, rather than by the taxpayer?

Business of the House: Regional Select Committee (London) (25 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: I feel entitled to participate in the debate because I was born in Putney and was a great supporter of the abolition of the Greater London council. Does my hon. Friend think that underlying the motion is the Government's state of denial, because they were defeated in the recent London mayoral election?

Business of the House (25 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: I had not intended to participate in this debate, but in the light of the incredibly disingenuous remarks from the Deputy Leader of the House, I shall do so. Surely she would accept that the way to ensure consultation with people in the regions is to consult Members to see whether the dates proposed for the meetings of these Grand Committees are convenient. The substantive motions are not...

Point of Order (25 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. As you will know, on today's Order Paper there are a series of motions, beginning with motion 6, relating to the timing and holding of Regional Grand Committees. Item five of the agenda for the Chairmen's Panel next week states that the panel may wish to discuss the planned meetings of Regional Grand Committees debated in the House on Thursday 25...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Parliamentary Standards (23 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: Does the Leader of the House accept that it is important that the issues relating to the code of conduct of Members should be judged on the same basis as the code of conduct for Ministers? It seems as though the Government are proposing one law for Members and another law for Ministers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: European Council (23 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: Will this House have the opportunity to debate and vote on the protocol before the next Irish referendum?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Programming of Bills (Suspension) (17 Jun 2009)

Peter Lilley: ...scrutiny in this place. I ask leave to bring in this Bill and set Parliament free to do its job. Question put and agreed to. Ordered, That Mr. Peter Lilley, Anne Main, Sir Patrick Cormack, Mr. Christopher Chope, Philip Davies, Mark Fisher, Mr. John Gummer, Dr. Evan Harris, Mr. Elfyn Llwyd, Mr. Chris Mullin and Mr. Charles Walker present the Bill. Mr. Peter Lilley accordingly presented...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Regional Planning and Development (16 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to publish the final regional spatial strategy for the South West before the end of June 2009.

Prayers: Broadcasting (Public Service Content) Bill (12 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: My hon. Friend will know that the Secretary of State has the power to authorise the BBC to enter into sponsorship agreements. Does he see that there might be a role for the Government to sponsor Sir Alan Sugar in the next edition of "The Apprentice" and make overt the way in which they are trying to manipulate public opinion?

Prayers: Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill (12 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: The Minister spent some 51 minutes setting out her reservations about the Bill. Given that it has such a historical background and has been considered iteratively over many weeks, months and years, it comes as a bit of a surprise to find that the Minister—who is at this moment talking to the Bill's promoter—or her predecessor did not spend more time talking to the promoter to find a form...

Prayers: Swine Flu Update (12 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: The Secretary of State has now admitted that he cannot prevent a widespread outbreak of swine flu. Why is it not better to have that widespread outbreak in the summer rather than putting it off until the winter?

Points of Order (10 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. On previous occasions when a lot of people have been seeking to catch your eye on a statement, you have indicated that in consideration of the forthcoming legislation you would be minded to give preference to those people who have not been successful in catching your eye. Bearing in mind the importance of the statement that we have just heard and the fact...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Variable Speed Limits (14 May 2009)

Christopher Chope: Will the Minister condemn unequivocally those local authorities that adopt a policy of reducing speed by not repairing pot holes, thereby deliberately contributing to an increase in road danger and costing local authority council tax payers £53 million a year in compensation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Speaker's Statement (13 May 2009)

Christopher Chope: Please can you, Mr. Speaker, tell us the date of the meeting that you have convened?

Point of Order (7 May 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. For the umpteenth time today, we have seen contempt shown for Mr. Speaker and the occupants the Chair by the Government, who have defied Mr. Speaker's repeated requests that statements should be made to this House first, before they are made to the world outside. The SATs statement was rehearsed on the radio this morning and the written statement to...

Business of the House (7 May 2009)

Christopher Chope: Can we have a debate on the Cabinet Office guidance to local authorities and regional development agencies on the forthcoming elections? The board of the south-west RDA is meeting on 18 May to decide major cuts to its programmes in the region, but it has now been ordered by the Cabinet Office not to announce the results of the meeting until after the elections on 4 June. The guidance states...

Developing Country Debt (Restriction of Recovery): Finance Bill (6 May 2009)

Christopher Chope: It is a great pleasure to participate in this debate, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is great to see my hon. Friend the Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on the Front Bench, where he can respond to the cogent points made in the debate. A few years ago, I was on the Front-Bench Treasury team and he was a distinguished member of the Finance Bill Committee. He may recall that we discussed whether it was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Manchester City Council Bill [ Lords] and Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [ Lords] (21 Apr 2009)

Christopher Chope: My hon. Friend has great mastery of the subject and of the Durham report. May I draw to his attention an extract from page 66? It states: "Street traders on the whole do not sell the same goods as pedlars, nor do they compete directly for customers. One Street trader did express a view of lost earnings to illegal street traders selling inferior goods, but overall levels of competition were low."


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