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Dangerous Dogs — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (23 May 2012)

Richard Benyon: ...the question of police resources. I can only say that these are local priority issues and will undoubtedly feature in the work of the new police and crime commissioners. When my neighbouring MP was Boris Johnson, we conducted a campaign with Thames Valley police on dog theft. We got that horrible crime treated as much more of a priority by the police force. It allocated resources and has...

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Tobias Ellwood: ...through that political cycle. Let us be fair: the 3 May local elections represented a tough result for the Government. I am sure that whole House will unite in delight at the re-election of Boris Johnson. [ Interruption. ] I am glad that everyone concurs. We look forward to his waving the Olympic flag once again, having seen him do that in Beijing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Foreign Affairs and International Development (15 May 2012)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...a new socialist President, who won 52% of the vote. I believe the BBC called that a “clear” and “decisive” victory, which contrasts with its description of a “narrow” victory when Boris Johnson won in London with 51%. Monsieur Hollande was hardly swept to power on a tide of euphoria in France. He narrowly defeated an unpopular, not particularly conservative and frankly...

Riot (Damages) Act (14 May 2012)

David Lammy: ...Government will not recoil from having an Act at all, because it is important that in such circumstances, victims are compensated by the state. My hon. Friend will also recall that on 27 February, Boris Johnson said: “All uninsured claims submitted under the Riot Damages Act have been processed through a bureau set up by the Home Office.” He said that Met “officers have been...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 May 2012)

Viscount Eccles: ...O'Neill, what is the role or relevance of adversarial party politics? I do not think the public value it. Instead, they value sound management and administration-if I may say so, the politics of Boris Johnson rather than the ideology of democratic legitimacy. While the political elite enjoy argument, mostly based on theory-in the elite I include think tanks, lobby groups and special...

Business of the House (10 May 2012)

Bob Blackman: I am sure my right hon. Friend is aware that last week voter turnout in London was 7% above the national average, and I am sure the whole House will wish to congratulate Mayor Boris Johnson on his re-election and Ken Livingstone on his retirement from front-line politics. Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on devolving much more power to the Mayor of London so that Londoners can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: House Building (30 Apr 2012)

Mary Macleod: Will my right hon. Friend join me in recognising the work that Boris Johnson has done in London on housing? There are 50,000 more affordable houses in London, with more than 1,600 of those in my London borough of Hounslow. He has promised to bring another 55,000 houses to London if he wins on Thursday. What can my right hon. Friend do to help him to deliver them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2012)

Eric Pickles: It is a very straightforward comparison. Each year under Ken Livingstone, the council tax went up; each year under Boris Johnson, the council tax was either frozen or went down.

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL]: Committee and Remaining Stages (26 Apr 2012)

Lord Bates: ...on them but is to protect the smaller stores. The noble Lord, Lord Myners, referred to Justin King from Sainsbury's serving on LOCOG and asked whether the position was different given that Mayor Boris Johnson had put him forward. Like others on this side of the House, I am spending a fair bit of time campaigning for Boris Johnson at the moment. He has made a great priority of strengthening...

Suicide (Prevention): New Clause 4 — Accounts and audits (25 Apr 2012)

Graham Stringer: ...Lib Dem tail, as the Lib Dems have for historical—and, I think, mistaken—reasons always opposed increasing airport capacity in south-east England. The Government tail is also being wagged by Boris Johnson, current Mayor of London, who believes he can only win the mayoral election by opposing the expansion of airports within the London system, and by proposing instead an absurd island...

Mayoral Referendums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (25 Apr 2012)

John Leech: ...debate is not about the merits or otherwise of the policies put forward by the two front-runners, but about whether people dislike the fact that Ken Livingstone has not paid his taxes or think that Boris Johnson should have come home early when the riots started. Transport and other issues that should be debated have fallen by the wayside while people look at the personalities of the two...

Business of the House (19 Apr 2012)

George Young: My hon. Friend has, of course, an interest in the outcome of the elections. It is certainly the case that Boris Johnson has given consideration to the outer London boroughs that was denied to them by the previous incumbent. I very much hope that on election day those who share my hon. Friend’s concern that the outer London boroughs should not be neglected at City Hall will turn out in force...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bus Fares (19 Apr 2012)

Clive Efford: Inside London, bus fares have gone up under Boris Johnson. This is a tax on people’s jobs, as constituents like mine who have to travel long distances to work now have to face this additional daily cost. Ken Livingstone, the Labour candidate for the mayoral elections, has identified a recurring £330 million sum in Transport for London’s budget; should that not go back to those...

Diabetes Prevention (Soft Drinks): Clause 1 — Charge for 2012-13 and rates for 2012-13 and subsequent tax years (18 Apr 2012)

David Lammy: ...that the Government are not at all clear on the figures and the money that will be lost. Does he think that the Government have more clarity about the Mayor’s position on this issue? Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, made eight separate interventions to get this tax reduced, but made no interventions on VAT, no interventions on an increase for pensioners and no interventions on...

Scottish Parliament: Cycling (29 Mar 2012)

Nanette Milne: ...example and get on their bikes instead of into their expensive ministerial cars. No debate on cycling would be complete without a mention of the nation’s favourite cyclist: the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Boris bikes have now become as much a feature of the capital city as red buses and Big Ben. His groundbreaking initiative of introducing 6,000 sponsored bikes for hire around London...

Scottish Parliament: Local Energy Companies (29 Mar 2012)

Patrick Harvie: ...I found it hardest to contain myself when Mary Scanlon suggested that we see this in the context of the big society, just as in the previous debate we were urged to see fans of cycling as fans of Boris Johnson. As members will understand, if we had thought that, we would have put it in the motion—but we don’t, so we didn’t. Nevertheless, Mary Scanlon also mentioned certain successes...

Scottish Parliament: UK Government Budget (28 Mar 2012)

Anne McTaggart: We learned last week that the going rate for an audience with the Prime Minister is £250,000, a sum which Boris Johnson once described as “chicken feed.” That gives a startling insight into just how out of touch the Westminster Government is, so we should not really be surprised by the contents of last week’s budget. The budget pillaged the pockets of the elderly, the unemployed, the...

Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Second Reading and Remaining Stages (27 Mar 2012)

Lord Wigley: ...that one idea that continued to be discussed was piping more water from Wales to England. That was at the launch of the Water for Life White Paper. I am very much aware that the Mayor of London, Mr Boris Johnson, also suggested-in 2010-moving water supplies from Wales and Scotland to areas of shortage in the south and east of England. Apparently he favours taking water from reservoirs in...

Amendment of the Law: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (23 Mar 2012)

Bob Blackman: ...of the Budget. The increase in the Growing Places fund, to which I referred at business questions yesterday—the additional £70 million being put in the hands of the Mayor of London—will enable Boris Johnson, over the next four years, to create 200,000 new jobs for people not currently in employment. Even more importantly, the money will enable more and more young people to get and...

Business of the House (22 Mar 2012)

Bob Blackman: Among the excellent measures announced in the Budget yesterday was £70 million of additional funding for London for the growing places fund, which will help Mayor Boris Johnson produce 200,000 new jobs over the next four years. That brings into sharp contrast the choices before Londoners on 3 May. May we have an urgent debate on those choices?


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