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All 12 results for boris speaker:Gareth Thomas

Future of RAF Northolt (13 Sep 2017)

Gareth Thomas: ...who live under the flight path just 4 miles away. The Ministry of Defence did not even consult the then Conservative Mayor of London—now the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson)—who publicly opposed the plans on the grounds of air quality and traffic. At about the same time, the Ministry of Defence commissioned a report by Ernst and Young to explore the...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Housing (15 Dec 2015)

Gareth Thomas: Does my right hon. Friend not think that the forced sale of council homes will exacerbate the homelessness crisis? Will he encourage the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) to speak in this debate to set out his view of the potential for extending Help to Buy to pay for the voluntary right to buy for housing associations?

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Transport for London Funding (15 Dec 2015)

Gareth Thomas: ...not be able to be carried until much later. Some estimates suggest that that could be as much as £270 million lost. In the eight years in which the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) has been Mayor of London, fares have rocketed. Some of my constituents, such as those who travel from West Harrow on the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan line, have seen a 60%...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Clause 62 - Payments to Secretary of State (1 Dec 2015)

Gareth Thomas: ...right to buy that do not involve the forced sale of council homes. As I have indicated, one of them is the proposal from the current Mayor of London, the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), and the former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, for an extension of the Government’s equity scheme. I wonder why the Minister is not willing to contemplate such an...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Clause 57 (1 Dec 2015)

Gareth Thomas: ...financing mechanisms for these grants, instead of just the option in the Bill of the forced sale of high-value council housing. Lord Kerslake and the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), the Mayor of London, have suggested that the Chancellor of the Exchequer might want to replace the cash discount that sales are offering with an equity loan, as the Chancellor is...

Bill Presented — Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Advertising) Bill: Clause 5 — Functions (21 Oct 2015)

Gareth Thomas: ...-party support in London as a result of the London Finance Commission, which Tony Travers chaired and which was established by the Mayor of London, the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson). That commission recommended that the full sweep of property taxes—not just business rates, but council tax, stamp duty, capital gains, property development tax and the annual...

Bill Presented: Clause 3 — Conduct of the referendum and further provisions (29 Nov 2013)

Gareth Thomas: ...—unusual, there have been several in recent years, and a noticeably higher number under Labour Governments. Not for us the dismissive attitude to some of the British people of Conservatives like Boris Johnson—we instinctively trust the British people. Under Labour we had the 1975 European Communities membership referendum. We have had the various Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish...

Metropolitan Police Service — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (6 Feb 2013)

Gareth Thomas: ...’s plans are at pains to appear committed to safer neighbourhood policing—they retain that language—in practice, it is clear that that model of policing is as good as over. There is talk in Boris’s plans of one borough-wide safer neighbourhood panel, but local ward-based panels, which enable local people to develop a relationship with the local police teams and talk through the...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Gareth Thomas: ...the intervention from my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe), is not what has happened in London particularly instructive in terms of the context for this debate? Mayor Boris Johnson has presided over almost 1,500 police officers being cut and almost 2,000 police community support officers being lost. Is that not part of the Conservative record and to be regretted?

Bill Presented — Financial Services: Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day] — European Council (26 Jan 2012)

Gareth Thomas: ...has been drawn to media reports about the future of RAF Northolt, which is next to my constituency. Apparently, there might be Government plans to develop RAF Northolt as an alternative to the Boris island airport, or as a satellite terminal for Heathrow. That is potentially of huge concern to my constituents, and I wonder whether you have received a statement from the Government setting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (21 Jun 2011)

Gareth Thomas: ...Harrow, five police sergeant posts have been axed and Wealdstone police station is being closed. Is that the Chancellor’s fault for cutting public services too far and too fast, or should I blame Boris?

Carers (Identification and Support): Police Grant Report (14 Jul 2010)

Gareth Thomas: What discussions has the Minister had with Boris Johnson about the impact of these cuts in London? I ask in the context of the Mayor having already decided to cut 455 police officers, and refusing to guarantee the long-term future of safer neighbourhood teams in each London borough.

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