Results 1–20 of 2000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Julian Brazier

Port of Liverpool (Business Rates) (19 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: The hon. Lady has been a vigorous campaigner in this area. Will she confirm that the really shameful aspect is that the companies had not been warned while they were negotiating their rents that the change in rates was to take place?

Port of Liverpool (Business Rates) (19 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I apologise to the hon. Lady for interrupting, but I must point out that I am the Conservative spokesman on shipping.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Saville Inquiry (21 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: When he expects the Saville inquiry to make its final report; and what consideration he has given to bringing the inquiry to a conclusion.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Saville Inquiry (21 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: Given that the inquiry has now spent nearly £200 million and that a number of QCs have become millionaires on the back of it, what does the Secretary of State think will be achieved between now and the autumn that has not yet been achieved?

[Mr. Mike Hancock in the Chair] — Mountain Rescue Teams (21 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that that is an example, which goes back a long way before the 2004 Act, of volunteers consistently getting a lower priority and a lower place at the table than paid professionals?

[Mr. Mike Hancock in the Chair] — Mountain Rescue Teams (21 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: It is a pleasure to be in the Chamber under your chairmanship, Mr. Hancock. I join others in congratulating the hon. Member for Bolton, South-East (Dr. Iddon) on obtaining the debate. We have had some excellent contributions, starting with his own. It is a good opportunity not only to pay tribute to a group of volunteers who give of their time freely and, occasionally, risk their lives so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Ports (Rating System) (27 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: Since Christmas, on the Mersey, Thomas Nichols Brown has gone bust and Stanton Grove is tottering under a £2 million rates bill, and on the Humber, DFDS is sacking staff. The Minister has acknowledged how difficult the trading environment is. When will he tell his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government that a large part of this money has gone back as an...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: I am most grateful to the typically courteous hon. Gentleman for giving way. May I remind him what the letters EDM stand for? It is "early-day motion"—a motion calling for itself to be debated. It seeks an early day for a debate in the House, and we have provided that opportunity.

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: May I lay this one to rest? On several previous occasions in the House and at press conferences, my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs. Villiers) has made it clear that we are profoundly against allowing mixed mode.

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Retrospective Business Rates (28 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: What a pleasure it is to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Atkinson—I think, for the first time. I join others in congratulating the redoubtable hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell) both on the campaign that he has led and on securing today's debate. It is a pleasure, too, to speak after the hon. Member for Cleethorpes (Shona McIsaac) and, indeed, after my hon. Friend the Member...

Retrospective Business Rates (28 Jan 2009)

Julian Brazier: There are two points to be made about that intervention. First, I shall correct the mistake that the Minister has just made when he told us—the record will confirm it—that the Under-Secretary was setting out the view of the British Ports Association, not the Government's. Let us be clear about what he said, because I shall read the text from Hansard again: "UK Major Ports and the British...

Business of the House (5 Feb 2009)

Julian Brazier: May I ask for another debate on port rating? A fortnight ago the Minister for Local Government told the House that most of the money had gone to port owners, but at Question Time last week, the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the hon. Member for Poplar and Canning Town (Jim Fitzpatrick), assured us in the strongest possible language that that was not the case. The day afterwards, in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Alcohol-related Crime and Disorder (9 Feb 2009)

Julian Brazier: While I strongly applaud the hon. Members who have spoken out in defence of conventional pubs, may I ask the Minister whether he is happy with the arrangements for planning permission for all-night clubs? In particular, does he think it right that the council considering such an application is not allowed to take account of representations from affected residents unless they live in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Feb 2009)

Julian Brazier: Can the Prime Minister confirm that 150,000 work permits were issued to non-EU citizens last year—roughly four times the level under previous Governments, Labour as well as Conservative? How does that fit with his vision of reducing our unemployment rate?

Business of the House (12 Feb 2009)

Julian Brazier: The right hon. and learned Lady would be disappointed if she did not have her weekly update on the farce over the port rating system. Could we have an early debate on Tuesday's statement from the Department for Communities and Local Government that said that port owners must talk to their tenants or be faced with the prospect of empty premises and empty rate policies? That was the day after...

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General: Banking (Asset Protection Scheme) (26 Feb 2009)

Julian Brazier: Having announced this dismal package—a one-way bet that rewards failure on the part of individuals—will the Chancellor accept that this is the sort of pusillanimous leadership, shown in many countries in the 1930s, that led to the rise of extremism?

Business of the House (26 Feb 2009)

Julian Brazier: The Leader of the House paid a generous tribute to the Treasury Committee. May I urge her to let us debate the Committee's findings on the port rating crisis, to which my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Alan Duncan) referred? Is she aware that, just in the last fortnight, a written answer has confirmed that the advice to Ministers from the Insolvency Service is that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Workplace Parking Levy (Nottingham) (10 Mar 2009)

Julian Brazier: The British Chambers of Commerce has condemned the workplace parking charge as a stealth tax on hard-pressed businesses. Is this really a sensible time to introduce yet more taxes on businesses struggling for survival? Why are Ministers continuing to use the transport innovation fund to bully local communities into taxing workplace parking or introducing congestion and other charges?

Business of the House (19 Mar 2009)

Julian Brazier: Could I take the Leader of the House back to her reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend, East (James Duddridge) and really urge her and her colleagues to think again about the imposition of retrospective rates on businesses in ports? The fact is that the Treasury Committee had condemned what is going on, and we have had completely different conflicting versions from the...


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