All 7 results for boris johnson speaker:Karen Buck

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Housing (10 Jun 2015)

Karen Buck: ...do not have answers from them as to how it will be properly funded. The National Housing Federation estimates that it will cost £11.6 billion, and the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), in his capacity as the Mayor of London, described it before the election as a crazy measure that would require “massive subsidies.”

Homeless Young People — [John Robertson in the Chair] (21 Jan 2015)

Karen Buck: On data, the hon. Lady made specific reference to London. Since Boris Johnson became Mayor of London, rough sleeping has increased every year. In the summer of 2014, it was 19% higher than in the six months over the summer of 2013. Is the hon. Lady honestly saying that that year-on-year increase in rough sleeping is a consequence of better data? If so, what is the point of having better data...

Parking (Westminster) (17 Jan 2012)

Karen Buck: ...to the west end, and those who earn their living there, and united all the major political parties. Indeed, Westminster council has achieved the near impossible—it has found the one thing that Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick and Ken Livingstone all agree on. The council said that the new charges and the single yellow line parking ban are designed to increase the turnover of cars parking in...

Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day]: Rail Fares (11 Jan 2012)

Karen Buck: On the commitment to reduce fares, is my hon. Friend aware that the Labour candidate to be Mayor of London intends to bring forward a package to reduce fares, given that Boris Johnson’s increase in the cost of a zones 1 to 4 travelcard equals a 21% rise, despite the fact that Transport for London has a £729 million operating surplus? The Labour party has a commitment to cut fares.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (London) (26 Jan 2010)

Karen Buck: As my right hon. Friend implies, demand for affordable homes to rent and buy hugely outstrips the level of provision in the Mayor's housing plan. Does my right hon. Friend share my astonishment that Boris Johnson has lifted the salary below which priority is given to people pitching for shared ownership schemes to roughly the equivalent of that of a Member of Parliament?

Youth Crime — [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] (10 Jun 2009)

Karen Buck: ...by that age group, so the core number of offenders is relatively small. We also know that, overall, crime levels have fallen. I was pleased to see an acknowledgement of that fact in the briefing by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. It confirmed a 17 per cent. fall in crime in London in the past five years and a 10 per cent. fall in violence in the last year. However, as can be confirmed...

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Housing Waiting Lists (11 Feb 2009)

Karen Buck: Has the hon. Gentleman communicated that desire to abolish targets to Boris Johnson, who, as we know, is the most senior executive Conservative in the country? He has an affordable housing target and, interestingly, has also completely failed to carry the boroughs with him. Of the 32 boroughs that have been asked to respond to the Greater London authority's housing target, 22 have simply...


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