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Refugee Family Reunion (20 Jun 2019)

Bob Neill: ...failure to allow that modest Bill to progress. In my judgment it is a shame, because the attitude embodied by the Davidsons and their friends and neighbours in Chislehurst before the second world war is the most genuine reflection of this country’s record and approach to refugees. The facts show that Britain has a very good track record on resettling the most vulnerable. It is worth...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (17 Jan 2018)

Bob Neill: ...great deal of trouble if it had been. Frankly, he speaks passionately and well, and I prefer the economic analysis as to risks and/or benefits of someone who was one of the most distinguished post-war Chancellors to that of those who have not had the opportunity to hold those exalted positions and whose view of the matter sometimes seems a little more based on articles of faith than on...

Prison Reform and Safety (7 Dec 2017)

Bob Neill: having “turned to good works”. That might seem to be a tautology. Osborne became immersed in the prison system, becoming a prison reform commissioner in New York just before the first world war. He said: “Not until we think of our prisons as in reality educational institutions shall we come within sight of a successful system; and by a successful system I mean, one that not only...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Bob Neill: sure the Minister, being the diligent Minister he is, will gently remind his ministerial colleagues that we have a long history with France and were actually on the same side in the second world war. That said, let me return to the specific issue of law enforcement and criminal justice co-operation. That has concerned me during my years at the criminal Bar and is also an issue on which...

Courts and Tribunals Fees (4 Jul 2016)

Bob Neill: That is why we made the point that we need to have a much better evidence base before we go forward with like increases in other areas. We did not rule out the fact that a fee may be appropriate in some cases, but we need better evidence to know the proper level to pitch it at and whether there are any unintended consequences—whether it will deter not just unworthy claims, but, as we fear,...

Church Commissioners: Memorial Service: Civilians Killed in World War 2 (5 Nov 2015)

Bob Neill: Whether the Church of England plans to introduce an annual national memorial service to honour British civilians killed during the second world war.

Church Commissioners: Memorial Service: Civilians Killed in World War 2 (5 Nov 2015)

Bob Neill: ...fell on a shop in south-east London. It is perfectly right that we remember civilians on Remembrance Day, but equally, we want a special day to remember our armed forces and their dedication in all wars. Could we consider putting the work being done in individual churches and with the prayer on a more systematic basis, and could we also consider some further physical memorial in which the...

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Gibraltar and Spain (14 Oct 2015)

Bob Neill: ...expect two established democracies to have. I very much welcome the proposal that Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain might visit the United Kingdom in 2016. That would be a good step forward, but I hope too that we would not then see objections to members of the British royal family visiting Gibraltar. That would be a mature step forward in the relationship, and I hope that it...

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Devolution in England (2 Mar 2015)

Bob Neill: ...elected to a London borough in 1974—I would like to think that I lied about my age, but I did not. By that stage, power was already being removed, and that had been a process throughout the post-war period. Therefore credit must go to this Government for having reversed that trend so significantly. I am talking here about the power of general competence, removing capping and replacing it...

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Clause 50 - Likelihood of substantially different outcome for applicant (27 Mar 2014)

Bob Neill: ...permission on greenfield land by local authorities, again acting in accordance with the wishes of their residents, sometimes in accordance with their emerging development plans. There was almost a war of attrition by big developers using judicial review to overturn a policy decision rather than a process decision. I think it is legitimate to ask if we have got the balance right in those...

HMRC (Company Liquidations) (17 Jan 2014)

Bob Neill: ...I am conscious that there are still some matters of litigation, but I do not think I will be trespassing on any of them in what I say about the history. The case concerns a company called Abbey Forwarding Ltd, a reputable and established bonded warehouse operation that operated in east London from 1971 until 2009. It employed 23 people. The directors were constituents of mine and my right...

Science, Technology and Engineering (Careers Information in Schools): Local Government Finance (England) (13 Feb 2013)

Bob Neill: ...for local government through the new homes bonus. That scheme accounts for the increase in receipts in some councils. They are meeting the housing deficit that Labour left behind and we are rewarding them—of course, Opposition Members have no concept that a local authority should actually be rewarded for efficiency and enterprise. That is alien to their culture, so hence the criticism....

Road Safety: New Clause 21 — Tax (18 May 2011)

Bob Neill: ..., to veto it, and the boroughs being able to be consulted and to exercise influence through their elected members of the assembly. I am sorry that the Opposition seem to want to start a bit of a war where none need exist, because there is consensus among all parties in the assembly that it is desirable to go down this route.

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account, 2010-11 — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Communities and Local Government — Central and Local Government (10 Dec 2009)

Bob Neill: ...was in local government at much the same time as both of them. However, we can all see that there has been a kind of ratchet effect of centralisation that goes even further back, almost to the post-war period. If Professor George Jones and others came along to give evidence, we would probably get some alternative starting points. There is a cumulative effect that often occurs when...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Regional Spatial Strategy (27 Oct 2009)

Bob Neill: Will the Secretary of State accept that his strictures might have a little more weight if his own Government were not failing by delivering less housing than at any time since the war? Before he misrepresents other people's policies, will he consider withdrawing the guidance on the use of the draft strategy, which has been described by planning experts as "driving a coach and horses through...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Monuments: Armed Conflict (21 Jul 2009)

Bob Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been issued to local authorities on protection of war memorials from redevelopment.

Business of the House: Employment, Universities and Skills and Housing (8 Dec 2008)

Bob Neill: We could probably have read "War and Peace" in this debate. Hon. Members will remember that there used to be a target to build 3 million homes by 2020. Then it ceased to be a target and became an ambition. What happens to a target that becomes an ambition? It becomes an aspiration. Now I read from the new Minister for Housing that the ambition has become a challenge. What it comes to is this:...

Royal Assent: Home Information Packs (19 Jul 2006)

Bob Neill: ...years, the area was eaten up by the growth of the metropolis and the advance of the railways. A range of communities live within the area. To the north is the village of Mottingham. Moving down towards Chislehurst, originally a village on one of the main roads towards Maidstone and we move through the former garden suburb of Bickley to the old market town of Bromley, which was once a...

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