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Public Accounts: Use of the Chamber (Youth Parliament) (12 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Public Accounts (12 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Bearing in mind what you have said—that certain matters are obviously matters for debate—may I raise with you something that was said by the Prime Minister in his statement following the publication of the Green Paper "The Governance of Britain" on 3 July 2007? He said: "Consultation will take place with you, Mr. Speaker, and through the Leader...

Theft from Shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder): Control of Ozone-depleting Substances (11 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: Further to the points of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you heard from the Government as to when they will give Government time for a proper debate on the Youth Parliament issue? When the Prime Minister announced the proposal, he said it would be subject to proper discussion and consultation with all Members of this House. Because that consultation has not taken place, a number of us are concerned...

Prayers: Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in United Kingdom) Bill (6 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: My hon. Friend's Bill discusses the acceptability of Scottish banknotes throughout the United Kingdom. Does he think that that acceptability would be enhanced if the £150 billion of banknotes being issued by the Government as part of quantitative easing were issued in Scottish banknote form?

Prayers: Small Business Rate Relief (Automatic Payment) Bill (6 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: It is a pleasure to follow the Minister, although his concluding remarks were disappointing; he had raised our expectations and they were slightly dashed by what he said. He said that it was important that we should put our concerns on the record and that they would be put to the Chancellor in preparation for his Budget. In a short contribution, I should like to spell out a bit more my...

Public Bill Committee: (5 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: Good morning, and thank you all for coming to give evidence. I hope that you will be able to keep your answers succinct so that we can cover as much ground as possible before 10.25 am, when we have to adjourn this sitting. Please briefly introduce yourselves.

Public Bill Committee: (5 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: We now have our next panel of witnesses. Good afternoon, thank you for coming along. Will you introduce yourselves for the record?

Points of Order (5 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. We sympathise with the position in which you are placed by the arrogance of the Government, but can you give us an indication of whether you would be prepared to consider an urgent question for tomorrow? The House happens to be sitting this Friday and there will be a lot of public interest in the major announcement that was made by the Government today.

Business of the House (5 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: The Prime Minister promised that there would be full consultation with Members on our relationship with members of the UK Youth Parliament. When will that consultation take place? What does the Leader of the House think would be a reasonable period of time for the debate on motion 2 on today's Order Paper?

Public Bill Committee: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (3 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: We have three more questions to deal with in nine minutes.

Public Bill Committee: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (3 Mar 2009)

Christopher Chope: Good afternoon. Thank you for coming along. We have just one hour with this panel of witnesses. I hope that you will be able to keep your responses to our questions succinct so that we can cover the material. Can I begin by asking you to introduce yourselves so that it is on the record?

Prayers: Lending (Regulation) Bill (27 Feb 2009)

Christopher Chope: I start from a disadvantage, in not having any notes to explain fully what the Bill is about. However, one thing that it does not seem to be about, but which it should be about, is the warnings given by the Government to the people whom they are inviting to lend them money. The Government are borrowing some £2 trillion, and the principles of affordability—whether the money can be repaid,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (24 Feb 2009)

Christopher Chope: My Bill, the European Union (Audit of Benefits and Costs of UK Membership) Bill, is due for Second Reading this Friday. It is warmly supported by my party's Front Benchers, and by the Liberal Democrats. Why do the Government not support that essential tool of democracy and accountability?

Business of the House (12 Feb 2009)

Harriet Harman: ...before the House last night, and it was objected to. I ask the hon. Gentleman to work with me to persuade his right hon. and hon. Friends who objected. Their names are on the Order Paper:— "Mr Christopher Chope Mr Greg Knight Sir Nicholas Winterton Philip Davies Sir Paul Beresford Mr Humfrey Malins". I agree with what the hon. Gentleman said, so he should address himself to his Back...

Immigration Rules (Small Businesses) (11 Feb 2009)

Christopher Chope: I am grateful to the Minister for what he has said, but may I impress upon him the urgency of the case that I mentioned? If the solution that is provided necessitates obtaining accreditation from one of the organisations that have been mentioned, the company has been informed that that process might take up to three months. If so, not only will it have lost the business that it should have...

Employment Opportunities (10 Feb 2009)

Christopher Chope: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sectors. Two months ago we were celebrating the 60th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights. Article 23.1 states: "Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (9 Feb 2009)

Christopher Chope: The Home Secretary told us earlier about her conversation with Professor Nutt. Will she explain whether his apology related to the views that he holds, or the fact that he expressed them? Is it not clear that the Home Secretary and almost everybody in the country has lost confidence in Professor Nutt, so why does she not sack him and his motley crew and save taxpayers some money?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Consumer Demand (5 Feb 2009)

Christopher Chope: Is the Minister aware of an example of a case in which the Government are actively suppressing demand—a case about which I wrote to the Secretary of State on 10 December? I have not had a reply, despite putting down parliamentary questions. Eighty jobs in my constituency are threatened because the Government have changed the regulations, making it more difficult for foreign airlines to...

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Members: Correspondence (5 Feb 2009)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Secretary of State plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Christchurch of 10 December 2008 on the loss of overseas business from a firm in his constituency.

Bill Presented: Exercise of Reasonable Discretion (4 Feb 2009)

Tim Boswell: ...again to achieve what I would describe as a victory for common sense, and I believe this Bill would advance that. Question put and agreed to. Ordered, That Mr. Tim Boswell, James Brokenshire, Mr. Christopher Chope, Mr. David Kidney, Bob Russell and Sir George Young present the Bill. Mr. Tim Boswell accordingly presented the Bill. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on...


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