All 9 results for boris johnson speaker:Diane Abbott

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Water Cannon (15 Jul 2015)

Diane Abbott: Many Londoners will be surprised that the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), the current Mayor of London, spent nearly a quarter of a million pounds of public money on water cannon before they had even been authorised, but they will be relieved, none the less, that they have not been authorised. Twice in my time as a Member of Parliament, I have seen public disorder...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Air Pollution (London) (9 Jun 2015)

Diane Abbott: ...makes an important point. Throughout the Mayor’s tenure, there has been a growing gap between what he has said about air pollution and what he has done on the issue. That is not unsurprising; Boris Johnson is a politician who talks a good game, but does not necessarily deliver. One example is the introduction of ultra-low emission zones, which would require vehicles travelling to central...

Economic Growth (London) (5 Dec 2014)

Diane Abbott: ...boards a London tube train at peak times will know that we face an increasing issue with overcrowding on our transport infrastructure—it is beginning to creak. It is appropriate to point out that Boris Johnson’s reckless plans to close ticket offices and cut the number of jobs run the risk of a poorer service to the increasing number of customers using our underground service. Just...

Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 Nov 2014)

Diane Abbott: ...create jobs and improve lives. The evidence shows that cities with more control over taxes do better economically”. To show that this is not a party political point, I quote the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He has said: “Now is the time to unleash a new era of civic leadership by giving larger cities greater control over how they spend a modest proportion of the money they raise....

Housing Market (London) (18 Nov 2014)

Diane Abbott: ...reports on finance in our big cities. If the money from the mansion tax in London was hypothecated to a London housing corporation, it could be used to build genuinely affordable housing—not the Boris Johnson version of affordable housing, which is 80% of market rates—and to offer mortgages to key workers in the public sector. My first mortgage was given to me by Westminster council,...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Housing (London) (5 Feb 2014)

Diane Abbott: ...children will ever be able to afford a house within the M25. Government could do a range of things, and Labour Members are shocked by the unwillingness of Government and of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to take effective action to fix for the well-being of ordinary Londoners a London housing market that is broken.

TfL (Funding and Station Staffing) — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (15 Jan 2014)

Diane Abbott: ...day a statue will be raised to him—by public subscription, of course, not paid for by taxpayers. Until now, I should have said that Transport for London has been able to withstand the worst that Boris Johnson could try to do to it; but now it is proposed, in one fell swoop and without consultation, to close every single ticket office. I listened to the explanations read from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Nov 2013)

Diane Abbott: The Prime Minister will be aware that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, proposes to close nearly every single ticket office on the London Underground network, with more than 700 jobs being lost. Does the Prime Minister believe that that is the way to raise living standards for ordinary Londoners?

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Gang Crime (London) (6 Apr 2010)

Diane Abbott: ...in Hackney, Southwark and other inner-London boroughs. It is increasingly carried out by criminal gangs and is linked to various other forms of crime. In his 2008 manifesto, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, promised to build more rape crisis centres. I want to use this speech to urge him to consider building one in Hackney, because of its high incidence of rape and gang rape. There is...


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