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[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Transport (CSR) (25 Nov 2010)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...of the capital in the years ahead. I look forward to the Mayor of London revisiting the question of an additional crossing, which might marginally help the hon. Member for Thurrock. When the Mayor-Boris Johnson or his successor-comes forward with a proposal, as I am sure he will, I hope that the Department for Transport will support and encourage it. It will obviously be a financial risk...

Scottish Parliament: West Fife Enterprise (17 Nov 2010)

Christopher Harvie: ...and, interviewed by someone from The Times, contributed this: "My nanny will come up to campaign for me and look after me. I could not survive without her." He is now a Tory MP, even if he makes Boris Johnson look like Dennis Skinner. We have been warned what the alternative to fine organisations such as West Fife Enterprise is likely to be.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Second Reading (1st Day) (15 Nov 2010)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...the fact that it was easy to sell to the public. It is a well proven system, already in use in the United Kingdom, that has worked very successfully for millions of voters in multiple elections. Boris Johnson and the mayors are elected under it, so why not MPs? Professor Dunleavy at the LSE, Professor Helen Margetts and a number of other academics, including Professor Simon Hix and a few...

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (9 Nov 2010)

David Lammy: ...register and 5,000 people in temporary accommodation. Members on both sides of the House agree that we have not built enough affordable housing. In the past year in London, under the leadership of Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, many local authorities failed in that regard, and overwhelmingly they were Conservative. I have the list: 83 affordable homes built in the London borough of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Seaside Towns (3 Nov 2010)

Chris Ruane: What assessment has the Minister made of the effect on seaside towns, especially Welsh seaside towns such as his and mine, of what Boris Johnson calls the "Kosovo-style" clear-out of people on housing benefits in inner cities?

Comprehensive Spending Review: Motion to Take Note (Continued) (1 Nov 2010)

Lord Berkeley: ...major cities, which will mean that they have to pay even higher rail fares to get into the cities. There is not much alternative to getting into London. Perhaps I can offer the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, another phrase: transport is getting like Kosovo, too. Roads are going to become a free-for-all in places where there are no traffic jams; there is no more funding for speed cameras,...

Elected Mayors (27 Oct 2010)

John Stevenson: ...debate. As I have said, however, matters are starting to change. The London mayoralty has undoubtedly boosted the concept of elected mayors and credit for that has to go to both Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson. They have raised the profile of the idea of elected mayors. It affects London, but I think that it is now permeating out to the rest of the country. People see them as national...

Cyclists: Deaths — Question (21 Oct 2010)

Lord Janner of Braunstone: I thank the noble Earl for his Answer. I am sure the whole House will join me in congratulating Mayor Boris Johnson on launching the Barclays bike hire scheme, which has recently had its millionth journey. However, does the noble Earl share my concern for the safety of the scheme, which has placed an additional 5,000 bicycles on our roads in London, with most journeys taking place without a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Directly Elected Mayors (21 Oct 2010)

Eric Pickles: is our intention to introduce 12 mayors. We will also be introducing additional powers. I think the problem with mayors in the past is that they have been just another politician-[Hon. Members: "Boris!"] But as Boris Johnson has demonstrated in London, with passion and with power one can transform the post.

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Housing Benefit (13 Oct 2010)

Margaret Hodge: ...investors can get a good return on their properties. Landlords will not lower their rents, but poor people will be forced out of their houses. Do not just listen to me on this subject-listen to Boris Johnson, the Conservative Mayor of London, when he says in the briefing that he prepared for today's debate that the Government's proposals will lead to "the loss of the private rented sector...

Royal Commission (London) (12 Oct 2010)

Mark Field: ...that the relationship between London and the key financial centres-not only in Asia but in Brazil and Russia-should be maintained. A lot of that work has been continued by the current Mayor, Boris Johnson. We have a structure of government that works well, although there were teething problems in the early days after the Mayor and the Greater London authority came into play. It works well...

Olympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce — Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2010)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: ...Games, and our arts and creative industries are envied worldwide. We want our festival in 2012 to show the UK at its best and to be a springboard for economic growth and cultural tourism. As Boris Johnson's cultural adviser memorably said: "Culture is to London what sun is to Spain". Culture is what attracts vital tourist income, and London 2012 is our chance to show the world how...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Crime and Policing (8 Sep 2010)

Alan Johnson: ...Health, which had a £110 billion budget, to the Home Office, which had a budget of about £10 billion. We would have saved £73 billion; we would not have gone for a saving of £113 billion, which Boris Johnson described only yesterday as cutting too savagely and too deeply. It is a central feature of this argument that the Government are going too far with the cuts and that they are...

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

David Hanson: Today's cuts not only reduce the capital budget but take some £28 million from London's budget. I believe that the Mayor is still one Boris Johnson, who has already agreed not to raise the precept this year. That means a real cut not only, through inflation, on the precept, but in the grant.

Housing — Debate (8 Jul 2010)

Baroness Wilkins: ...longer be able to dismiss them as unaffordable, as these revised Lifetime Homes criteria are designed to meet their concerns. In connection to this, I now press the Minister on a few points. Mayor Boris Johnson has recently reiterated his support for Lifetime Home standards, as he wants houses in London suitable for all, including people with mobility impairment. Will the national...

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (14 Jun 2010)

Lord Moynihan: ...European Olympic Committee's Sport for All and Youth Commission. Finally, in the context of the theatrical analogy, the major's office, under the leadership of Ken Livingstone and, more recently, Boris Johnson, has been consistently supportive in prioritising the Games as a showcase for London and for sport in 2012, and for preparing the way for the noble Baroness, Lady Ford. I am...

Tackling Poverty in the UK (10 Jun 2010)

John Cryer: ...fight tooth and nail for its future. The second issue concerns the safer neighbourhood teams, which come under the aegis of the Metropolitan police. They face cuts. We have a Conservative Mayor, Boris Johnson, and a Conservative Government, both of whom, particularly the Mayor, have promised cuts. Those teams have made a significant impact across wards in London, particularly in Redbridge...

Identity Documents Bill (9 Jun 2010)

Theresa May: ...-being or safety. In 2004 the Mayor of London promised to eat his ID card in front of "whatever emanation of the state has demanded that I produce it." I will not endorse civil disobedience, but Boris Johnson was expressing in his own inimitable way a discomfort even stronger than the discomfort to be had from eating an ID card. It is a discomfort born of a very healthy and British...

Speaker's Statement: Economic Affairs and Work and Pensions (8 Jun 2010)

Jo Johnson: ...low. It quotes an unnamed Oxford contemporary, in the first of a series that it is doing on new Members, and that friendly Oxford contemporary of mine says: "He could not be more different to Boris. It's as though the humour gene by-passed Jo altogether and he inherited only the ambition gene." It is an absolutely fair comment, but I do not really apologise for the humour-ectomy, nor,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Constitution and Home Affairs (7 Jun 2010)

Tom Harris: ...such an eloquent, entertaining and, frankly, self-assured maiden speech as the one we have just heard from the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Jacob Rees-Mogg). Not since the days of Boris Johnson have we in this Chamber been treated to such a colourful, imaginative and evocative detailing of our history. I have to say to the hon. Gentleman that I have no doubt that he will do...

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