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Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (24 Nov 2009)

Lord Birt: ...is a rounding error in the budgets of other major spending departments. We desperately need a system of universal road pricing, as the noble Lord, Lord Bradshaw, suggested. Perhaps the Minister and Boris Johnson, those unlikely twins, could be joined at the hip on this issue, too. However, we also need investment in a new fit-for-purpose strategic road network linking our major centres of...

Climate Change (5 Nov 2009)

Andrew Slaughter: ...we had one Opposition Front Bencher saying only a couple of months ago that the plans for a third runway would be revisited if a Conservative Government were elected. At the same time, we had Boris Johnson initially saying that Heathrow would be closed and a new airport built in the Thames estuary, whereas he now says that that new airport will be in addition to a two-runway Heathrow, and...

Scottish Parliament: Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (5 Nov 2009)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: ..., Dr Harry Burns, who called tackling the price of alcohol "a no-brainer". Indeed, the policy of minimum pricing is supported by all four CMOs in the UK. Even some Tories have seen the light, from Boris Johnson—it is not often that I quote him in a speech—to Councillor Jim Millar, chairman of the Angus licensing board, who recently said: "I was amazed at how much alcohol ten pounds...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Air Quality (29 Oct 2009)

Lord Berkeley: ...appeal by the Campaign for Clean Air in London in relation to information relating to a meeting that took place on 22 January 2009 between Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, on air quality matters.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Air Quality (28 Oct 2009)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates in 2009 a Government minister has met the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, or his representatives, to discuss air quality related matters; and who was present at each meeting.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Air Quality (28 Oct 2009)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what new measures to improve air quality in Greater London have been agreed between the Government and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in 2009; by how much each new measure agreed is expected to improve air quality; and in which year it is expected to do so.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Air Quality (28 Oct 2009)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to issuing legal directions to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to improve air quality in London under the Air Quality Standards Regulations 2007 or other legal instruments.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Transport: Prison Vans (23 Oct 2009)

Lord Bach: ...' understanding was that in January 2009, Transport for London (TfL) had agreed with our prisoner escort contractor, that seven-cell vehicles had approval to use bus lanes. Since then Mayor Boris Johnson (on behalf TfL) has written to explain that this agreement is no longer correct. TfL has reconsidered the matter and now advise that seven-cell prison vans do not have permission to use...

Public Bill Committee: Child Poverty Bill (22 Oct 2009)

...it picked up from where we took matters in the 1990s and updated them for London citizens. I hope that London Citizens and the Greater London assembly—the living wage for London is backed by Boris Johnson—will now pick up from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Scottish Parliament: Living Wage (17 Sep 2009)

John Wilson: ...will solve poverty without a change in the incomes of those who are in or out of employment. The debate about the living wage moved forward in people's minds on 22 May when the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced that he was increasing the London living wage by 15p to £7.60 an hour. Since 2005, some 29 organisations across London, including Barclays Bank and the Greater London...

Royal Assent (21 Jul 2009)

Andrew Slaughter: ...were dodged and answers to questions were evaded-there was nothing in writing at the time. Plans were held up because of the continued presence of Ken Livingstone as Mayor of London, but when Boris Johnson was elected last year, the council moved swiftly ahead, first by dropping all plans for new affordable housing, by accelerating small-scale demolitions, by designated sales and by...

[Joan Walley in the Chair] — Housing and the Credit Crunch (16 Jul 2009)

Emily Thornberry: Will the hon. Lady join me in condemning Boris Johnson for changing the mix of affordable housing in London from a 70:30 split- 70 for social-rented housing and 30 for intermediate ownership-to 60:40? If she joins me in that, will she join me also in condemning Islington Liberal Democrats, who in their planning strategy consultation favour a 50:50 split?

Department for Transport: Road Safety (2 Jul 2009)

Robert Goodwill: The Minister will be aware that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has applied to the Department to allow cyclists to turn left on red, to reduce the hazard from large vehicles' back wheels as they turn left as well. Can the Minister give us any news on that application?

Olympic Games 2012 — Debate (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Mawson: ...momentum and ensure that this important agreement is concluded quickly. The second important thing that has been achieved in the past year by central government, together with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is the appointment of the noble Baroness, Lady Ford, to chair the Olympic Park Legacy Company. The noble Baroness brings great experience and enormous new vigour to the legacy task...

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.

Legislative Reform (Minor Variations to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Order 2009: Motion to Approve (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...there for any member of the public to play. The pianos will be in place until 13 July, after which time they will be donated to local schools and community groups. The initiative, backed by Mayor Boris Johnson, has been widely praised in the national press. However, it turns out that the provision of pianos in this way is caught by the Licensing Act as provision of an "entertainment...

Public Transport: Cost, Quality and Crime — Debate (11 Jun 2009)

Earl Attlee: ...about crime on public transport. The problem is not just the actual crime but the fear of crime and, importantly, inconsiderate behaviour by other travellers. One of the first acts of the mayor, Boris Johnson, was to ban the drinking of alcohol on London Transport. That has made a big improvement and is very popular. However, a problem that I am beginning to see increasingly on the rail...

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

Mark Field: ...of Mayor Livingstone's great successes, in his eight years as Mayor, that he was able to bring much of that together with the safer neighbourhoods initiative. I am glad that our Conservative Mayor, Boris Johnson, is working on that seriously. There seems to have been a smooth, almost seamless, transition between the mayoralties in that regard. The single most important element of much of...

Science, Technology and Engineering — Debate (4 Jun 2009)

Lord Jenkin of Roding: ...we all put on hair shirts. It simply does not work like that. I was present at a foundation seminar last night on science in the cities, where much the same point was made by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, talking about better homes and building insulation: if you want to secure your objectives, the public must know that it will pay them to do it. This is regarded in some circles as...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Second Reading (18 May 2009)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...debated on the Floor of the House. We refer to the process whereby amendments are passed by this House, rejected by the other and returned to us for further consideration as ping-pong—or, as Boris Johnson would call it, whiff-whaff. This language of the playroom may enable the Government to play down the significance of the constitutional anomaly that has now been reached whereby the...


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