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Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Personal Debt (19 Oct 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Mine is very short.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax (19 Oct 2006)

Dennis Skinner: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual change was in the level of council tax in each district council in the East Midlands in each year since 1996-97; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Support Agency (16 Oct 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Is the Minister aware that many of us on the Labour Benches are pleased that he is taking steps to get rid of the Child Support Agency as it currently exists? Is he also aware that I am astonished that a Conservative Member of Parliament can voice opposition in the manner that he does, taking into account that in 1992 when the agency was introduced by John Major—the man responsible for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Child Support Redesign (24 Jul 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Will the Minister confirm that when the Tory Prime Minister of the day, John Major, introduced the scheme he was at the same time toying with the idea, which he carried through, of the traffic cone hotline? Will he also confirm that we used to have large lobbies of people outside the House of Commons? One day it was against the CSA; I went out the following day and asked the policeman on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Lisbon Agenda (13 Jul 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Lisbon agenda is about real issues such as inflation, employment and getting money for public services? Will he scour the agenda next time to see whether it has any references to saying no to chocolate oranges and padded bras, or hugging a hoodie selling dodgy goods? I do not think that he will find them because they are all part of the Tories' agenda.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: UK Energy Mix (6 Jul 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Does the Secretary of State agree that no energy review would be realistic without taking note of the massive amount of coal—not as great as it used to be—that is still used in Britain? Not many pits are left. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is necessary to keep them open? Is not it important to make sure that we use the coal from this country instead of relying on coal...

International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill (29 Jun 2006)

Lord Cotter: ...—the sound seemed to be rather close. In fact, it was coming from my pocket. Imagine my embarrassment when Prayers finished and there were cries from the opposite Benches, led by the redoubtable Dennis Skinner: "It's him. It's him". Fortunately for me, the Speaker, now the noble Baroness, Lady Boothroyd, chose to ignore it and proceeded with business. Today, I have not only switched...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Building Schools for the Future (29 Jun 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Does my hon. Friend agree that when we met him, along with the four-star representatives from Derbyshire county council, we played a better game than Federer did yesterday? We scored on every point. Does my hon. Friend agree also that if Liberal Democratic control of Liverpool can be provided with an exception to the rule, a four-star authority should also qualify? Will it help our case if we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Beijing Olympics (21 Jun 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Tell the hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan) to shut his mouth.

Business of the House (15 Jun 2006)

Dennis Skinner: He wasn't here then.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Energy Review (8 Jun 2006)

Dennis Skinner: We heard on the radio this morning that there are large supplies of North sea oil and gas, and large supplies of coal sweeping out to the North sea and eastern England and large supplies in Scotland and Wales. The key to ensuring that we have more coal as part of the energy review is not to rely on foreign sources, but to ensure that we keep the continuity of the mining industry. That is...

Prime Minister: NHS Performance (7 Jun 2006)

Dennis Skinner: I say to the Secretary of State on behalf of people such as me and Ronnie that age does not travel alone, and that we use the national health service. He has got a brand new knee—and he is proud of it—and I have been in the cardiac and cancer wards and the rest, and, like Eartha Kitt, I am still here. I have got the national health service to thank for that. It is high time that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 May 2006)

Dennis Skinner: I know that the Prime Minister is aware that the question of illegal immigration is in the papers consistently. It is a difficult one, but I came across a case the other day involving a man from Ghana. He came here for an eye operation, and stayed for 10 years on benefits. This bloke did not work at the Home Office; he was a Tory party worker in 1995. The Home Secretary at the time should...

Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees (No. 2): Association of Former Members of Parliament (18 May 2006)

Dennis Skinner: I am sorry that I was missing for a few minutes. I was in touch with—not Joe Ashton, although he has been in touch with me a great deal lately, which is why I have risen to speak—but the cardiologist. Just at the moment, that is a bit more important. Joe Ashton was a Whip between 1976 and 1979, when we had no majority. Well, we did have a majority, but then Stonehouse went...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Energy Supplies (4 May 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Does the Minister agree that there are many hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal not only in Leicestershire, but throughout the area from Yorkshire to the coast and in north Lincolnshire? All that needs to be exploited in a clean fashion, but will he remember that when we talk about coal as part of our energy total, we should not talk too much about imported coal? We should talk about using...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery (24 Apr 2006)

Dennis Skinner: If we can get back to these deprived communities, does my right hon. Friend recall that in the coalfield area of Bolsover, we lost our baths because of subsidence, which is part of what happens in mining. We tried to get it back. Sadly, the lottery funds began to decline because some people over there on the Opposition Benches were talking it down. I do not want that to happen again. We want...

Business of the House (20 Apr 2006)

Dennis Skinner: She has been let off because she is a Tory.

Party Political Funding (20 Mar 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Is my hon. Friend aware that, contrary to all the talk in the media, the sad fact is that over the past 20 years or more there has been a disinclination among the public either to join parties or to contribute to them? They then complain, wherever the money comes from. Can I suggest to my hon. Friend that the last people we want lectures from are the party of Ashcroft, Aitken and the rest? We...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (16 Mar 2006)

Dennis Skinner: He did not hear me.

BBC White Paper (14 Mar 2006)

Dennis Skinner: Is the Secretary of State aware that some of us who have been ardent defenders of the public sector in all its forms have supported the BBC for many years, and have heard many statements like the one that she has delivered today? It is all about jam tomorrow: things are going to be different. Does she agree that the BBC has wasted wonderful opportunities in the past 10 to 15 years? With the...

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