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Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2012)

Edward Balls: ...said that he would secure the recovery and get borrowing down. So let me ask the Chancellor this. The International Monetary Fund, the British Chambers of Commerce, the TUC, the engineering employers and even Boris Johnson are now calling for action to kick-start the recovery. Is it not time the Chancellor did something the public might cheer: admit he has got it wrong, change course and...

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jun 2012)

Lord Bates: disqualifies them from membership of that House and thus frees them up. It is like a Trivial Pursuit question: which office has been held by the noble Lords, Lord Bannside and Lord Mandelson, Boris Johnson and Gerry Adams? The answer is, of course, the office of the Chiltern Hundreds, followed by stewardship of the Manor of Northstead, although I am sure it would be a mercy if they did...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Airport Capacity (South-East) (28 Jun 2012)

Graham Stringer: ...been studied in great detail for the last 50 years, and there is no further information to be found. Is not the reason we are not getting a third runway the deal done between the Prime Minister and Boris Johnson to try to secure votes in west London, as a result of which the entire economy of the United Kingdom is suffering? I believe the Prime Minister wants to do a U-turn on this, and...

Bills Presented — House of Lords Reform Bill: New Clause 4 — Voting procedure (27 Jun 2012)

Bob Blackman: ...about what they were voting for, but the need to issue them with large numbers of ballot papers caused extensive delays. In the London mayoral elections of 2008, the number of Londoners wanting to vote for Boris Johnson as Mayor and to kick out Ken Livingstone was so overwhelming that it led to huge queues in polling stations, particularly in areas where large turnouts were not expected,...

Bills Presented — Public Debt Management Bill: Schedule 5 — Transitional provision to do with Part 1 (25 Jun 2012)

Wayne David: put such a burden on elderly people and the Government should, at the very least, ensure that the carry-over is the same as it is for other voters. We are not making a partisan point. A number of people have said to me that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, owed his success in the recent mayoral election to postal votes. My point is simply that it makes sense for all of us who are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Benefit Cap (20 Jun 2012)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...between them have 4,000 children, telling them that their benefits will be cut on 1 April by £200 a month on average. This will cause them either to rack up rent arrears or to have to move. Mayor Boris Johnson—

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Convention on Human Rights (19 Jun 2012)

Julian Brazier: ...the wider issues around immigration. I know from my experience on the doorstep, not only from working in my constituency but from helping in a number of others—in the general election, in local elections and in the marvellous election that has just delivered Boris Johnson as Mayor of London again—that people are deeply concerned about the wider issues around immigration. I am...

Business of the House (14 Jun 2012)

Jim Fitzpatrick: 900 families in my constituency saying that their benefits are to be cut by an average of £200. This could lead to many thousands of children having to leave their homes in inner London. Mayor Boris Johnson has said that he is opposed to it. Will the Government give us some time to debate it?

Business of the House: Whitsun Recess (24 May 2012)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...and I encourage DFID and DEFRA to support the WSPA’s “Red Collar” campaign. The main issue I want to raise is that of housing benefit. I supported Ken Livingstone in the mayoral campaign, but I have to give credit to the Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson for certain comments that he has made in recent months and years. In October 2010, he told BBC London: “The last...

Dangerous Dogs — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (23 May 2012)

Richard Benyon: ...hon. Lady also raised the question of police resources. I can only say that these are local priority issues and will undoubtedly feature in the work of the new police and crime commissioners. When my neighbouring MP was Boris Johnson, we conducted a campaign with Thames Valley police on dog theft. We got that horrible crime treated as much more of a priority by the police force. It...

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Tobias Ellwood: ...moment we are halfway through that political cycle. Let us be fair: the 3 May local elections represented a tough result for the Government. I am sure that whole House will unite in delight at the re-election of Boris Johnson. [ Interruption. ] I am glad that everyone concurs. We look forward to his waving the Olympic flag once again, having seen him do that in Beijing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Foreign Affairs and International Development (15 May 2012)

Chris Heaton-Harris: .... France elected a new socialist President, who won 52% of the vote. I believe the BBC called that a “clear” and “decisive” victory, which contrasts with its description of a “narrow” victory when Boris Johnson won in London with 51%. Monsieur Hollande was hardly swept to power on a tide of euphoria in France. He narrowly defeated an unpopular, not...

Riot (Damages) Act (14 May 2012)

David Lammy: ...the Government will not recoil from having an Act at all, because it is important that in such circumstances, victims are compensated by the state. My hon. Friend will also recall that on 27 February, Boris Johnson said: “All uninsured claims submitted under the Riot Damages Act have been processed through a bureau set up by the Home Office.” He said that Met “officers...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 May 2012)

Viscount Eccles: ..., Lady O'Neill, what is the role or relevance of adversarial party politics? I do not think the public value it. Instead, they value sound management and administration-if I may say so, the politics of Boris Johnson rather than the ideology of democratic legitimacy. While the political elite enjoy argument, mostly based on theory-in the elite I include think tanks, lobby groups and special...

Business of the House (10 May 2012)

Bob Blackman: I am sure my right hon. Friend is aware that last week voter turnout in London was 7% above the national average, and I am sure the whole House will wish to congratulate Mayor Boris Johnson on his re-election and Ken Livingstone on his retirement from front-line politics. Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on devolving much more power to the Mayor of London so that Londoners can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: House Building (30 Apr 2012)

Mary Macleod: Will my right hon. Friend join me in recognising the work that Boris Johnson has done in London on housing? There are 50,000 more affordable houses in London, with more than 1,600 of those in my London borough of Hounslow. He has promised to bring another 55,000 houses to London if he wins on Thursday. What can my right hon. Friend do to help him to deliver them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2012)

Eric Pickles: It is a very straightforward comparison. Each year under Ken Livingstone, the council tax went up; each year under Boris Johnson, the council tax was either frozen or went down.

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL]: Committee and Remaining Stages (26 Apr 2012)

Lord Bates: ...on them but is to protect the smaller stores. The noble Lord, Lord Myners, referred to Justin King from Sainsbury's serving on LOCOG and asked whether the position was different given that Mayor Boris Johnson had put him forward. Like others on this side of the House, I am spending a fair bit of time campaigning for Boris Johnson at the moment. He has made a great priority of strengthening...

Suicide (Prevention): New Clause 4 — Accounts and audits (25 Apr 2012)

Graham Stringer: ...wagging the dog. Indeed, there are two tails. Dogs with two tails are usually known to be particularly happy, but not in this instance. There is the Lib Dem tail, as the Lib Dems have for historical—and, I think, mistaken—reasons always opposed increasing airport capacity in south-east England. The Government tail is also being wagged by Boris Johnson, current Mayor of London,...

Mayoral Referendums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (25 Apr 2012)

John Leech: ...debate is not about the merits or otherwise of the policies put forward by the two front-runners, but about whether people dislike the fact that Ken Livingstone has not paid his taxes or think that Boris Johnson should have come home early when the riots started. Transport and other issues that should be debated have fallen by the wayside while people look at the personalities of the two...

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