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Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the supply of (a) teachers and (b) school places for the next academic year in Henley.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on differences in performance at GCSE between state secondary schools (a) with and (b) without a sixth form.
Baroness Rawlings: ...been mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Clinton-Davis, in his forceful speech. Perhaps I should declare an interest at this stage as a patron of the Mother/Child Clinic in the Panjshir Valley. Both Boris Johnson and Polly Toynbee have recently written that there are people who feel that their culture is under siege. They fear that American morals and values will take them over. Yet this is...
Boris Johnson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when details of the proposed Child Trust Fund and Saving Gateway will be published; and what consultation has been undertaken in respect of this.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional revenue he raised in 2000–01 from property and land transactions in (a) the UK and (b) the Henley constituency as a result of the increases in stamp duty in the March 2000 Budget.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Customs and Excise investigation into the three Lear's Macaws seized in November 1998, indicating what steps are being taken to return them to Brazil for captive breeding and release of progeny to the wild.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government have taken to address the impact on animal welfare of farmers being unable to sell this year's light lamb crop as a result of the continuation of the export ban.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to bring forward legislation relating to the rights of victims of crime; and if he will make a statement.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision the Government have made for long-term police housing in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many working hours were lost by Thames Valley police due to sick leave in the last year for which figures are available.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many constables are available for ordinary duty in Henley; and how many there were in 1997.
Boris Johnson: Does the Minister really think that the Bill is indispensable for enlargement? From my experience of the Community, it seems to me that it would be perfectly possible to convene an intergovernmental conference tomorrow in Brussels to discuss enlargement issues in the Nice treaty that are completely uncontroversial and without any need to ratify the treaty itself. One could have such a...
Boris Johnson: Relatively new as I am to the House, I have yet to get to grips with the full magniloquence of some of the speeches that we have heard. I will not try to rival some of them in length. I have been very impressed by the compendiousness of some of the speeches from Government Members in particular. I want to speak about a specific matter raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Ashford (Mr....
Evan Harris: ...Select Committees at commencement of public business), and agreed to. Bill ordered to be brought in by Tony Baldry, Mr. David Amess, Mr. David Cameron, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr. Robert Jackson, Mr. Boris Johnson and Mr. Andrew MacKay.
Boris Johnson: I wonder whether we need both words. Is it possible to act efficiently without acting effectively, or to act effectively without acting efficiently? Perhaps we could save some ink by getting rid of one of those words.
Division number 1 - 7 yes, 13 no Voting yes: Norman Baker, Alistair Carmichael, Mark Field, Dominic Grieve, Nick Hawkins, Boris Johnson, David Wilshire Voting no: Bob Ainsworth, Helen Clark, Wayne David, Ian Davidson, George Foulkes, Stephen Hesford, Mark Lazarowicz, Ian Lucas, Anne McGuire, John Robertson, Paul Stinchcombe, Howard Stoate, Tom Watson
Boris Johnson: The whole point, surely, is that it is an alternative condition. If the director asks the court so to proceed, the second condition—whether the court believes it appropriate—is irrelevant. As I understand it, the Opposition's anxiety is that, although the director may be a wonderful fellow—we all hold criminals in contempt and want their assets to be removed—the mandatory nature of...
Division number 2 - 6 yes, 16 no Voting yes: Mark Field, Dominic Grieve, Nick Hawkins, Boris Johnson, David Tredinnick, David Wilshire Voting no: Bob Ainsworth, Vera Baird, Norman Baker, Annette Brooke, Wayne David, Ian Davidson, George Foulkes, Tom Harris, Stephen Hesford, Mark Lazarowicz, Ian Lucas, Stephen McCabe, Anne McGuire, John Robertson, Paul Stinchcombe, Howard Stoate
Boris Johnson: I should add that it would be a good idea to insert the word ``illegally'' into the reference to property or property obtained by criminal conduct, because that goes to the heart of what we are trying to do. Are we suggesting that it is right to take away all property from criminals in punishment for their crimes, or are we specifically trying to take away property that arises from criminal...
Boris Johnson: Surely the point is not whether he is a lifestyle criminal, but whether he has a criminal lifestyle. I am not aware of the phrase ``lifestyle criminal''. The Minister seems to be changing the formulation to suit his case. To be accused of being a lifestyle criminal is very different from being accused of having a criminal lifestyle.