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All 4 results for boris speaker:Nick Raynsford

Crossrail (3 Jun 2010)

Nick Raynsford: ...that one should not necessarily believe everything one reads in the press, but when one of the sources expressing concern about the Government's intentions is the Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, it is hardly surprising that speculation is rife. For that reason, I wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport on 20 May, and I was pleased to receive a reply this morning-no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 1 — Power to impose a BRS (17 Jun 2009)

Nick Raynsford: ...saying that in the case of Crossrail there should not be a ballot. It is not just business or people who recognise the importance of Crossrail who are saying that; the Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is adamant that Crossrail should proceed with a BRS and without a ballot.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 1 — Power to impose a BRS (17 Jun 2009)

Nick Raynsford: The hon. Gentleman will know very well that the Crossrail BRS levy will be in place for some 20 years. I think that Boris Johnson, however ambitious he may be—he probably has ambitions to take over the leadership of the Conservative party in this place—will certainly not be in place for more than 20 years as Mayor of London. There is no question of any other BRS case coming forward in...

Business Rate Supplements Bill (12 Jan 2009)

Nick Raynsford: ...idea." He is bound to say that, because his own Mayor of London, Mayor Johnson, is a very strong advocate and rightly so. The hon. Gentleman would be in an impossible position if he were cutting Boris off at the legs by saying, "No, we don't support this." He has had to get himself into the curious position of saying, "We don't really like the Bill"—the tone of the contributions that we...


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