..., George Foulkes, Tom Harris, Stephen Hesford, Mark Lazarowicz, Anne McGuire, John Robertson, Paul Stinchcombe, Howard Stoate, Tom Watson Voting no: Norman Baker, Mark Field, Dominic Grieve, Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the officers monitoring Dr Dizaei's telephone conversations on the police telephone network between September 1999 and January 2001 were part of the team investigating him.
Boris Johnson: My puzzlement extends to that point, too. If the hon. Lady wishes to expand on it, no one will be more grateful than me.
Boris Johnson: Will the Minister give way?
Boris Johnson: I fully echo the flattery that has been heaped on various Labour Members by my hon. Friend, and I wish to respond to a point that was raised by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hall Green. He doubted whether it was necessary to interpose the reference to terrorism and paramilitary activities, because he thought that they might be captured by the phrase ''a criminal lifestyle''. Although I do...
Boris Johnson: To ask the Solicitor-General (1) when the Crown Prosecution Service received the file from the Metropolitan police investigating Superintendent Ali Dizaei; (2) what action she has taken to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service has maintained its independence from the police and acted fairly and with impartiality when considering the case against Superintendent Ali Dizaei; (3) when...
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of her Department's budget in 2001–02 is spent on administration costs; and if she will make a statement.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what system is used in the funding of lymphoedema clinics; if he will take steps to encourage a uniform service; and if he will make a statement.
Boris Johnson: I am not a lawyer, but sederunt means ''they sat down''.
Boris Johnson: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way to me—and for promoting my book in this distinguished Committee. It is available at £14.99, but I shall offer it to the Minister as a Christmas present if he can explain, in simple English, what subsection (3) means, why it is there, and why he now proposes to remove it. If he can do that in two succinct paragraphs—
Boris Johnson: I rise to speak with great trepidation. I think that my commission was to find a sentence in which the word ''found'' was used in a not particularly well-founded way. I hope that I have just done it.
Boris Johnson: I am sorry to revert to terminology, but can the Minister elucidate the difference north of the border between the meaning of the word ''thinks'' and the word ''believes'', because—
Boris Johnson: On a point of order, Mr. McWilliam. I should be grateful for clarification of amendment No. 198.
Boris Johnson: I want to follow up what my hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mr. Field) said, and in particular his phrase ''the two sovereign Parliaments''. I am perplexed by the question of which Parliament is meant to be sovereign. We are told that under the Sewel motion, Ministers in Westminster are making law for the Scots on their behalf, and are changing the word ''may'' to...
Boris Johnson: That shows how grave a risk the Bill causes of misapprehension by the courts of people who are guilty of nothing except appearing on a programme and legitimately claiming £1,000. A future Secretary of State might well outlaw such an activity—or, indeed, anything else. That shows how grossly widely the Bill is drawn, and how inimical it is to the interests of innocent people. I want to...
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons (a) a claimant who applies after his 65th birthday is not exempt from vehicle excise duty and (b) a claimant who claims before his 65th birthday continues to receive an exemption afterwards; and if he will make a statement.
Boris Johnson: Priceless.
Boris Johnson: I just want to say how vehemently I agree with my hon. Friends, and to add a layman's point of view. During our discussion of the restraint orders, appeal process and so on, one question has formed in my mind, which I would be grateful if the Minister would answer. I can understand the logic of freezing the potential villain's assets, because although he has not been convicted of anything, we...
Division number 8 - 6 yes, 13 no Voting yes: Alistair Carmichael, Mark Field, Dominic Grieve, Boris Johnson, David Tredinnick, David Wilshire Voting no: Bob Ainsworth, Vera Baird, Helen Clark, Wayne David, George Foulkes, Stephen Hesford, Mark Lazarowicz, Stephen McCabe, Anne McGuire, John Robertson, Paul Stinchcombe, Howard Stoate, Tom Watson
Division number 10 - 5 yes, 12 no Voting yes: Norman Baker, Mark Field, Dominic Grieve, Boris Johnson, David Wilshire Voting no: Bob Ainsworth, Vera Baird, Helen Clark, Wayne David, George Foulkes, Stephen Hesford, Mark Lazarowicz, Stephen McCabe, Anne McGuire, John Robertson, Paul Stinchcombe, Howard Stoate