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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...

Business of the House (6 Dec 2007)

Dennis Skinner: Could the Leader of the House take it into account that, whenever a request is made to debate MPs' salaries, it always comes from the Tory side? Most Labour Members believe that you can't starve on £60,000 a year. If the taxpayer's money is to be spent wisely, let us use it for such things as free personal care for the elderly in nursing homes. That is much more important than the...

Point of Order: Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) (5 Dec 2007)

Andrew Miller, supported by Tony Lloyd, Mr. George Howarth, Margaret Moran, Mr. Dennis Skinner, Mr. Andrew Smith, Mrs. Ann Cryer, Alun Michael, Mr. Kevan Jones, Ms Dawn Butler, Ben Chapman and Ann Clwyd, presented a Bill to provide for the protection of temporary and agency workers; to require the principle of equal treatment to be applied to temporary and agency workers; to make provision...

Opposition Day — [3rd allotted day]: Political Parties (Funding) (4 Dec 2007)

Dennis Skinner: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House: Remploy (29 Nov 2007)

Dennis Skinner: Is the Secretary of State aware, as I am sure he is, that anybody who visits a Remploy factory is drawn to the immediate conclusion that it is a place where people go to work who would otherwise never get to work—some of them, although not all—because it is part of an extended family? Those people are also members of a trade union, which is as important today as it has always...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Northern Rock (29 Nov 2007)

Dennis Skinner: Does the Chancellor of the Exchequer recall that way back in February 1974, the Government had to intervene on another giant, Burmah Oil? They had to take it over because otherwise it might have caused a run in various other areas. The result was that Burmah Oil's price rise was enormous in the following months, when Margaret Thatcher's husband decided to sue the Government because he wanted...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Work Force Skills (29 Nov 2007)

Dennis Skinner: Tell George to shut his—

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Public Sector Pensions (29 Nov 2007)

Dennis Skinner: I have voted more often than her and all the Tories put together.

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