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Cyclists: Deaths — Question (21 Oct 2010)

Lord Janner of Braunstone: I thank the noble Earl for his Answer. I am sure the whole House will join me in congratulating Mayor Boris Johnson on launching the Barclays bike hire scheme, which has recently had its millionth journey. However, does the noble Earl share my concern for the safety of the scheme, which has placed an additional 5,000 bicycles on our roads in London, with most journeys taking place without a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Directly Elected Mayors (21 Oct 2010)

Eric Pickles: is our intention to introduce 12 mayors. We will also be introducing additional powers. I think the problem with mayors in the past is that they have been just another politician-[Hon. Members: "Boris!"] But as Boris Johnson has demonstrated in London, with passion and with power one can transform the post.

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Housing Benefit (13 Oct 2010)

Margaret Hodge: ...investors can get a good return on their properties. Landlords will not lower their rents, but poor people will be forced out of their houses. Do not just listen to me on this subject-listen to Boris Johnson, the Conservative Mayor of London, when he says in the briefing that he prepared for today's debate that the Government's proposals will lead to "the loss of the private rented sector...

Royal Commission (London) (12 Oct 2010)

Mark Field: ...that the relationship between London and the key financial centres-not only in Asia but in Brazil and Russia-should be maintained. A lot of that work has been continued by the current Mayor, Boris Johnson. We have a structure of government that works well, although there were teething problems in the early days after the Mayor and the Greater London authority came into play. It works well...

Olympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce — Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2010)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: ...Games, and our arts and creative industries are envied worldwide. We want our festival in 2012 to show the UK at its best and to be a springboard for economic growth and cultural tourism. As Boris Johnson's cultural adviser memorably said: "Culture is to London what sun is to Spain". Culture is what attracts vital tourist income, and London 2012 is our chance to show the world how...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Crime and Policing (8 Sep 2010)

Alan Johnson: ...Health, which had a £110 billion budget, to the Home Office, which had a budget of about £10 billion. We would have saved £73 billion; we would not have gone for a saving of £113 billion, which Boris Johnson described only yesterday as cutting too savagely and too deeply. It is a central feature of this argument that the Government are going too far with the cuts and that they are...

Carers (Identification and Support): Police Grant Report (14 Jul 2010)

David Hanson: Today's cuts not only reduce the capital budget but take some £28 million from London's budget. I believe that the Mayor is still one Boris Johnson, who has already agreed not to raise the precept this year. That means a real cut not only, through inflation, on the precept, but in the grant.

Housing — Debate (8 Jul 2010)

Baroness Wilkins: ...longer be able to dismiss them as unaffordable, as these revised Lifetime Homes criteria are designed to meet their concerns. In connection to this, I now press the Minister on a few points. Mayor Boris Johnson has recently reiterated his support for Lifetime Home standards, as he wants houses in London suitable for all, including people with mobility impairment. Will the national...

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (14 Jun 2010)

Lord Moynihan: ...European Olympic Committee's Sport for All and Youth Commission. Finally, in the context of the theatrical analogy, the major's office, under the leadership of Ken Livingstone and, more recently, Boris Johnson, has been consistently supportive in prioritising the Games as a showcase for London and for sport in 2012, and for preparing the way for the noble Baroness, Lady Ford. I am...

Tackling Poverty in the UK (10 Jun 2010)

John Cryer: ...fight tooth and nail for its future. The second issue concerns the safer neighbourhood teams, which come under the aegis of the Metropolitan police. They face cuts. We have a Conservative Mayor, Boris Johnson, and a Conservative Government, both of whom, particularly the Mayor, have promised cuts. Those teams have made a significant impact across wards in London, particularly in Redbridge...

Identity Documents Bill (9 Jun 2010)

Theresa May: ...-being or safety. In 2004 the Mayor of London promised to eat his ID card in front of "whatever emanation of the state has demanded that I produce it." I will not endorse civil disobedience, but Boris Johnson was expressing in his own inimitable way a discomfort even stronger than the discomfort to be had from eating an ID card. It is a discomfort born of a very healthy and British...

Speaker's Statement: Economic Affairs and Work and Pensions (8 Jun 2010)

Jo Johnson: ...low. It quotes an unnamed Oxford contemporary, in the first of a series that it is doing on new Members, and that friendly Oxford contemporary of mine says: "He could not be more different to Boris. It's as though the humour gene by-passed Jo altogether and he inherited only the ambition gene." It is an absolutely fair comment, but I do not really apologise for the humour-ectomy, nor,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Constitution and Home Affairs (7 Jun 2010)

Tom Harris: ...such an eloquent, entertaining and, frankly, self-assured maiden speech as the one we have just heard from the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Jacob Rees-Mogg). Not since the days of Boris Johnson have we in this Chamber been treated to such a colourful, imaginative and evocative detailing of our history. I have to say to the hon. Gentleman that I have no doubt that he will do...

Crossrail (3 Jun 2010)

Nick Raynsford: ...that one should not necessarily believe everything one reads in the press, but when one of the sources expressing concern about the Government's intentions is the Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, it is hardly surprising that speculation is rife. For that reason, I wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport on 20 May, and I was pleased to receive a reply this morning-no...

Scottish Parliament: Her Majesty's Government (Relations) (27 May 2010)

Lord George Foulkes: First Minister's question time, we hear him say, "the London Government". Indeed, we heard it from an SNP back bencher today. I say to the SNP that the London Government is run by a man called Boris Johnson and it governs London. The UK Government is based in Westminster and is a coalition, as we know. It is only now that the SNP tartan Tories are coming out in their real light.

Deputy Speakers: Debate on the Address — [1st Day] (25 May 2010)

David Hanson: local communities, but in a way that did not involve direct elections, which I understand the proposed Bill will do. I fear that, and I pray in aid the Mayor of London-as I recall, one Boris Johnson-who did not take up his role as the directly elected chairman of the police authority and gave it to his deputy. I understand that there is a need for accountability but I do not believe...

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Gang Crime (London) (6 Apr 2010)

Diane Abbott: Hackney, Southwark and other inner-London boroughs. It is increasingly carried out by criminal gangs and is linked to various other forms of crime. In his 2008 manifesto, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, promised to build more rape crisis centres. I want to use this speech to urge him to consider building one in Hackney, because of its high incidence of rape and gang rape. There is...

[Mrs. Janet Dean in the Chair] — Police Community Support Officers (25 Mar 2010)

David Hanson: a matter for the Mayor. He has chosen not to increase the precept, but if the commissioner has difficulties next year, responsibility will be placed fairly and squarely on the shoulders of Mr. Boris Johnson of this parish, who in due course will have to account to the public at large. I shall give the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake) some further projections, none...

National Minimum Wage — Debate (11 Mar 2010)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: £11,310 gross income. After PAYE is deducted, that figure becomes £811 a month or £9,732 a year at current rates. That does not allow much leeway for belt-tightening. Indeed, London Mayor Boris Johnson believes that the minimum level should be significantly increased for those working in the metropolis. He has supported the London Living Wage, ensuring that all City Hall employees...

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Health Care in London (9 Mar 2010)

Tony McNulty: ...London teaching hospitals, which admittedly are wonderful, and to the detriment of the suburbs. That dilemma has still not been resolved, and sadly it has not been and will not be resolved by Boris Johnson, as the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire intimated. On health as on a bunch of other things over the past two years, Johnson has done nothing of any consequence for public health or...

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