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Orders of the Day: Schedule 3 — Repeals (13 Jun 2008)

Dennis Skinner: It is a disease on that Bench.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Prices (5 Jun 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the issue is not only about production? The argument used to be about the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its failure to increase production, and that still applies. However, that is added to by massive speculation. If America, that bastion of capitalism, can set up a Senate Committee to look into the speculation that is shoving oil...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 May 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Does the Prime Minister recall that 30 years ago, the then Labour Government introduced what is known as Short money, which enables the Opposition parties to have £4.7 million in the Conservatives' case and £1.7 million in the case of the Liberal Democrats? Does he know, too, that a top Committee of the House recently uncovered large donations to the Tory shadow Cabinet? Is it not...

Business of the House (15 May 2008)

Dennis Skinner: It happens a lot.

Oral Answers to Questions — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Further and Higher Education (15 May 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Can I give my hon. Friend some advice about what went wrong? I will tell him what went wrong when they shut the pits. Higher education used to be sponsored in every area of the National Union of Mineworkers, in collaboration with the National Coal Board, enabling miners at every single pit to engage in higher education if they wanted to. Some went on to university, Ruskin college and all the...

Orders of the Day: Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill [Money] (6 May 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Will the Minister give way to me?

Business of the House (1 May 2008)

Michael Martin: I call Dennis Skinner. [Interruption.]

Business of the House (24 Apr 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Don't give in to that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (24 Apr 2008)

Dennis Skinner: The most important reason why the Chancellor was able to come to his decision yesterday on the 10p tax band is that the economy is strong enough to pay out the money that people are going to get. The economy never allowed previous Governments to find the money to reverse a Budget proposal. On Black Wednesday, for example, the Conservatives did not have two ha'pennies to rub together.

Business of the House (20 Mar 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Will the Leader of the House confirm that although investigations and decisions are already taking place on party political expenditure and many suggestions are being made about curtailing Members' expenses, there is one big gap in the programme? It is high time we took the opportunity, possibly through a statement, to make sure that Members of Parliament have one job and one job only. There...

Orders of the Day: Private Equity (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment) Bill (7 Mar 2008)

Dennis Skinner: When we discussed the TUPE ideas many years ago, when there was a Tory Government and there were all sorts of privatisations and so on, there is no doubt that the net result was that most workers felt that they at least had a say in what happened when a takeover took place. However, there is no doubt that now there is a gap in the market. Since the private equity people have come in, there...

Business of the House (6 Mar 2008)

Dennis Skinner: I think they sacked the wrong one.

Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill (22 Feb 2008)

Dennis Skinner: You didn't make a very good job of it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Northern Rock (18 Feb 2008)

Dennis Skinner: It was imperative for the Chancellor to intervene last year. He made the right decision, because in that very week Alliance and Leicester shares fell by a third, which signalled to anyone with any sense or political acumen that something had to be done. Now he has made the right decision again. The Tories were not always where they are today. In 1971 Ted Heath did not run away from taking...

Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families: HMP Woodhill (Inquiry) (4 Feb 2008)

Dennis Skinner: I congratulate the Secretary of State on introducing this inquiry. Will he also do us—especially those of us in the focus group on this Bench—a favour? Will he extend the inquiry to beyond a fortnight? It will certainly need it if it looks into the allegations of MPs and trade union leaders being bugged in the strike of 1984 and 1985. That was when the Thatcher regime was in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Capital Gains Tax (24 Jan 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Like Chris Huhne?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Northern Rock (21 Jan 2008)

Dennis Skinner: Is the Chancellor aware that, along with many others, I am pleased that he has not ruled out public ownership? Way back when Ted Heath was the Prime Minister, the Tories had a cunning plan: they decided to take over Rolls-Royce. It turned out to be the wise thing to do, and we supported him in the Lobby—in fact, we ran in there. Then, in 1975, the Labour Government had to intervene to...

Leader of the House: Members' Salaries (13 Dec 2007)

Dennis Skinner: Is the Minister aware that I have already made my mind up on the matter? We had a discussion about it last week in business questions. I find it odd that Tory MPs keep raising the matter. I am more concerned about nurses on 2 per cent. and police officers on 1.9 per cent. I have a good suggestion: make sure that the document goes to the Home Secretary so that she can have a look at it. Then...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Donations (Political Parties) (11 Dec 2007)

Dennis Skinner: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, after the Tories introduced legislation enforcing requirements for the trade unions to hold ballots every so many years in order to take part in political donations, that money was clean at the time when Asil Nadir gave £400,000-odd to the Tory party, which never came back? Does he also agree that that trade union money was clean in 1998 when the...

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