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I want to write to Lord Bassam of Brighton
Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government on which policy areas the guidance in the Ministerial Code prevents the former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, from conducting lobbying.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: The former Foreign Secretary says that the EU can “go whistle”. Would the Minister like to comment on Mr Boris Johnson’s remark?
Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the daily cost to the Exchequer of the continued occupation of the Foreign Secretary's residence at Carlton Gardens by former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, this Government have a record and a reputation for working well with directly elected mayors. I am sure that Mayor Boris will fit neatly within that. It is in no one's interests that we fail on these projects, because obviously we all share as a common objective the safety, security and continued improvement of London Underground and transport generally in London.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, the new mayor's views on bendy buses are well known. I happen to take a completely different view, but that is as it is. Last week, people voted for Boris Johnson to be the mayor and we have to respect that. No doubt, he will take into account very carefully the views expressed to him by the transport professionals. They have enabled buses in London on every weekday to carry some 6...
Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...position with the church and I have made it painfully obvious that the parliamentary authorities are involved in detailed discussions. The worst possible thing for London would be the election of Boris Johnson.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...bikes. I have heard that before, but I shall write to the noble Earl about that. Like the noble Earl, I, too, am attracted by the pick-up and drop-off schemes. I will not become an advocate of Boris's mayoral candidacy, but I know that our good friend Ken Livingstone, with his the big injection of funds for cycling in London is more than his equal to claim to be the cyclist's friend. Ken...
Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...region of £33 billion. I hesitate to think how long it would take to construct and the damage that would be done to our economy in waiting. It is interesting that, according to the Times today, Boris Johnson was uncontactable when challenged by Conservative MPs around Essex and Kent who were somewhat dismayed by his support for such a proposition.