Liberal Democrat MP, Westmorland and Lonsdale , 5 May 2005 –
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Austin Mitchell: ...have a vested interest in recommending clients to building societies with which they have a connection and a financial relationship. That cannot be independent financial advice. It is interesting that both Sir Gordon Borrie and Professor Farron, the chairman of the Farron conveyancing committee, have said that the pretext of conflict of interest is ludicrous. That restriction is therefore...
Mr Tim Collins: ...place 10 days ago through the small town of Kendal. It was attended not only by me as the local Member of Parliament, but by John Bateson, the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate and Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate. There is genuine support for Helme Chase throughout the community--from farmers, businesses, mothers and midwives, who feel very...
Michael Martin: ..., Swansea East Tobias Martin Ellwood, Bournemouth East Adam Afriyie, Windsor Jeremy Richard Browne, Taunton Daniel John Rogerson, North Cornwall Nicholas William Peter Clegg, Sheffield, Hallam Timothy James Farron, Westmorland and Lonsdale Anne Frances Milton, Guildford Ann Lloyd Keen, Brentford and Isleworth James Andrew Plaskitt, Warwick and Leamington Anne Margaret Main, St Albans Katy...
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the results of trials published in The Lancet on detection rates for breast cancer by MRI scan and mammogram; and if her Department will take steps to ensure that all at-risk women under 50 are offered MRI scans.
Tim Farron: Mr. Deputy Speaker, thank you for allowing me to make my maiden speech. I commend and congratulate the hon. Members for Mid-Bedfordshire (Mrs. Dorries), for Worsley (Ms Keeley), for Blaydon (Mr. Anderson) and for Northampton, South (Mr. Binley), all of whom made their maiden speeches today. It is 99 years since the last Liberal Member for Westmorland made his maiden speech to this House....
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations his Department has received from the facility at Hayes relating to the award of medals to servicemen and women from the First World War; and what plans his Department has for the future storage of the index cards stored there.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the safety of the junction at Greenodd on the A590 in Cumbria; and if he will take steps to ensure (i) a lower speed limit and (ii) a roundabout are introduced at the junction.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to ensure that the guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence instructing health care trusts to provide anti-TNFa intervention to those patients with rheumatoid arthritis who qualify is followed by trusts.
Tim Farron: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department plans to amend the cap on the discounts tenants in council housing wanting to purchase their own property are eligible to receive.
Tim Farron: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to make changes to planning law to ensure that an application for change of category of use of a residential dwelling must be made before a property can be purchased for the purpose of using it as a second home.
Tim Farron: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the impact on (a) affordability and (b) availability of homes for local people of high levels of second home ownership.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what Government assistance is available to provide school transport for pupils unable to travel to schools to which they have been allocated by their local education authority by either private or public transport.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what plans her Department has to reclassify motor sport under the 28-day rule of the Single Farm Payment scheme; (2) what assessment her Department has made of the viability of the future use of agricultural land for motor sports under Single Farm Payment rules.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of the regulatory restrictions governing the carrying out of motor sports on agricultural land are imposed under EU statutory requirements.
Tim Farron: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether guidance has been issued to courts requiring the granting of maintenance awards on an equal basis for each parent in cases where custody is awarded on an equal basis.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received concerning reports that the Nicaraguan Government has been allocating funds received from the IMF for poverty alleviation projects to service internal debts; and if he will make a statement.
David Heath: ...only one seat to show for it at the end. There were four seats for the Labour party and one seat—it was an excellent win—which was gained by my hon. Friend the Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron). That is hardly a reflection of the Conservative vote in Cumbria. In Cornwall 82,543 people voted Conservative. That was 31.8 per cent. of the electorate. The Liberal...
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans her Department has for the funding for Community Development Centres in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency and (b) England.
Phil Woolas: ...on second homes at any point between 10 per cent. and 50 per cent. No further changes are planned. (b) I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron) on 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 127W.
Tim Farron: The opening sentence in the Library briefing on the Bill states: "Identity cards existed in the United Kingdom during the two world wars, but there has been no national scheme since." That innocently sums up why the Bill must not go further in its passage through the House. ID card schemes, if they are to exist at all, are features of times of war and national crisis. This is not a time of...