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The Economy (4 Mar 1996)

Stephen Timms: Did the Prime Minister have the Chancellor's authority when he promised to abolish capital gains tax?

Channel Tunnel Rail Link (29 Feb 1996)

Stephen Timms: May I welcome unreservedly the Secretary of State's comments about Stratford international station? He has always taken a close interest in east London, and I congratulate him on his decision. Will he join me in saluting the eight-year, Newham council-led campaign for that station, supported strongly and determinedly by hon. Members on both sides of the House? Will he confirm that the station...

Orders of the Day — Cold Weather Payments (Barking and Dagenham) (27 Feb 1996)

Stephen Timms: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Barking (Ms Hodge) on securing the debate, and on the powerful case she made on behalf of her constituents in both Barking and Dagenham. My constituency adjoins those of my hon. Friend and of my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford, South (Mr. Gapes). That being so, I am very familiar with the problems that they have described. I associate myself with...

Points of Order (14 Feb 1996)

Stephen Timms: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Newham general hospital last month issued a remarkable press release attacking the cuts that it was being forced to make as a result of reductions in Government funding. In that context, is it in order for the Secretary of State for Health to be claiming improvements in services at that hospital?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel Rail Link (12 Feb 1996)

Stephen Timms: Will the Secretary of State confirm that, when he makes that announcement, he will also announce the Government's decision on intermediate stations? Will he further confirm that, in making that decision, the Government will honour the commitment made by the right hon. Gentleman's predecessor in 1991 that the rail link will bring economic regeneration to east London?

Orders of the Day — Housing Bill (29 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: I wish to concentrate on the homelessness provisions in the Bill, which I think are deeply worrying. I am worried because of what I have observed as a member of the council in Newham in east London since 1984, and as a member of the housing committee throughout that time. After I was elected in June 1984, I was appointed to a sub-committee that was directed to address the problem of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Asylum Seekers (23 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security to what extent his proposals for reducing the scope for asylum seekers to claim income support apply to the provision of free school meals to their children. [8800]

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Asylum Seekers (23 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: Can the Secretary of State confirm that some asylum seekers will not be permitted to work, will not be able to claim any benefits, and will now not be able to claim free school meals for their children? How does he expect them to live?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Burglaries (18 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the change in recorded offences of burglary in London during the 12-month period to June 1995; and what comparisons he has made with the national change over the same period. [7843]

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Burglaries (18 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: I thank the Home Secretary for that answer. He has confirmed that, at a time when there was a welcome fall in the level of burglary throughout the country generally, there appears still to have been an increase in London. What proposals does he have to tackle the rise in burglary in London? Why is it that, despite the promises that there will be extra police officers, there are 400 fewer in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Telephone Numbers (17 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: To ask the President of the Board of Trade which EU countries have adopted the 04 prefix for mobile telephone numbers and which 06; and if he will make a statement. [7907]

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Telephone Numbers (17 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: Is the Minister aware that the current proposal appears to be that the UK will adopt the digit 4, whereas France and the Netherlands have adopted 6, and Germany is likely to do the same? Is not this one area in which, notwithstanding Conservative difficulties over European issues, everyone would agree that there should be a common European approach? Is the Minister also aware of the...

Asylum Seekers (Benefits) (11 Jan 1996)

Stephen Timms: The Secretary of State knows that the Social Security Advisory Committee, which he appointed, has recommended to him that the proposals that he made should not only be abandoned, but scrapped. Given that he appointed that committee and that the report's recommendation about asylum seekers is perfectly explicit, why has he rejected its recommendations?

International Station (Stratford) (20 Dec 1995)

Stephen Timms: I am grateful to the Minister for that assurance. In raising again the decision about Stratford, do the Government intend to decide for or against the Stratford station, or will they allow someone else to make the decision? I urge the Minister to assure the House that the Government will make that decision.

International Station (Stratford) (20 Dec 1995)

Stephen Timms: Our most recent full debate on this topic was on the day before the Christmas recess in 1994, although it was at a somewhat less congenial hour—about 4.30 am. This shorter debate today gives us an opportunity to review the progress since then. The then Secretary of State for Transport announced in 1991 that the channel tunnel rail link would run through east London, because it would bring...

International Station (Stratford) (20 Dec 1995)

Stephen Timms: I gladly endorse many of the points that the hon. Member has made, especially the last one about the aspiration for a Christmas present from the Minister. I gladly acknowledge and put on the record the long-standing and unwavering support that the hon. Member has given to the interests of Newham and to the case for the international station at Stratford. I agree with his assessment of the...

International Station (Stratford) (20 Dec 1995)

Stephen Timms: I agree. I am particularly pleased that my hon. Friend is with us this morning, and I know that to some extent we owe that to the immigration authorities at Zurich. A year ago, the Minister acknowledged the impressive nature of the public-private sector partnership which supports the Stratford proposal. I agree with my hon. Friend: I hope that the Minister and the Government will swiftly...

Local Government Finance (30 Nov 1995)

Stephen Timms: Is it not rather misleading to concentrate on the increase in the education part of the revenue support grant? It is only one element in a larger single sum. What percentage change in the non-education element does the right hon. Gentleman propose?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration and Asylum (30 Nov 1995)

Stephen Timms: I welcome the assurance given by the Home Secretary last week that Nigeria is not now being considered for inclusion on the white list. Will the Minister now put the minds of many people at rest by giving a similar assurance in respect of Sri Lanka, where many thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in recent weeks because of the civil war?


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