Boris Johnson: To ask the Solicitor-General what category of offences require the appointment of (a) a senior Treasury counsel, (b) a leading junior counsel and (c) a disclosure counsel by the CPS.
Tony Baldry: ...to be reduced this year from five to three. Parents have managed to save Sycamore house in my constituency, but Chilterns house in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (Mr. Johnson), a sponsor of the Bill, has been lost. The Bill would simply amend subsections (3) and (6) of section 17 of part III of the Children's Act 1989 by changing the word "may" in both...
Boris Johnson: Can the hon. Gentleman imagine a single circumstance in which a judge who sees a low-life drug dealer of the kind described by the hon. Member for Glasgow, Pollok (Mr. Davidson) and who has the opportunity to confiscate the assets of that criminal might decide not to proceed to do so unless he felt that an injustice might occur?
Boris Johnson: The hon. and learned Lady may be right that, in her legalistic phrase, it is a debt to the state, but does not the state also owe a duty to the innocent people who will be caught up in this expropriation of money?
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her policy is on spectrum scarcity in the digital environment; and what implications her policy has for the continuation of a statutory ban on religious organisations holding a wide range of broadcasting licences.
Boris Johnson: Is the ultimate tendency of the hon. Gentleman's argument to ban tobacco smoking altogether? Is that what he would like to do? Only the other day, I heard him—
Boris Johnson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to increase the rebate on biofuels; and if he will make a statement.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to promote the planting of biofuel crops on set aside land; and if she will make a statement.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he will make a statement on the successor scheme to individual learning accounts.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts the Department has with Capita.
Lord Waddington: ...Guardian is full of advertisements not for teachers and nurses, but for consultation officers, outreach workers, ethnic minority project leaders, community development workers (Turkish speaking). Boris Johnson wrote recently about an advertisement for the post of director of infrastructure and community affairs in the Government Office of the East Midlands. The fatuous job description...
Boris Johnson: I am very grateful for the chance to speak in this debate. I realise that at this stage in our proceedings, it is likely that a great many excellent points will already have been made, so I hope the House will forgive me if I reiterate a couple of those points, and especially those made by my hon. Friend the Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Mr. Maples) about the European arrest warrant, which...
Boris Johnson: It is? What is XTaggart"?
Boris Johnson: Mutual recognition.
Boris Johnson: Can the Minister give an idea of what extra resources will be committed to the police to deal with the thousands of people who will be criminalised by this absurd Bill?
...number 13 - 7 yes, 6 no Voting yes: Bob Ainsworth, Alan Campbell, Jim Dobbin, George Howarth, Kevin Hughes, Howard Stoate, Derek Twigg Voting no: John Burnett, Alistair Carmichael, Nick Hawkins, Boris Johnson, John Maples, Angela Watkinson
Division number 14 - 6 yes, 7 no Voting yes: John Burnett, Alistair Carmichael, Nick Hawkins, Boris Johnson, John Maples, Angela Watkinson Voting no: Bob Ainsworth, Alan Campbell, Jim Dobbin, George Howarth, Kevin Hughes, Howard Stoate, Derek Twigg
...number 17 - 7 yes, 6 no Voting yes: Bob Ainsworth, Alan Campbell, Jim Dobbin, George Howarth, Kevin Hughes, Howard Stoate, Derek Twigg Voting no: John Burnett, Alistair Carmichael, Nick Hawkins, Boris Johnson, John Maples, Angela Watkinson
Boris Johnson: I rise in support of my hon. Friend's judicious suggestion. Can he clarify what he envisages under the term ''hat''? A Rastafarian who is asked to remove his hat may claim that it is an article of religious importance. I wonder, a fortiori, whether a Sikh would take umbrage at being asked to remove his turban. Does my hon. Friend think that a turban constitutes a hat for the purposes of his...