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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: UK Ebola Preparedness (5 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. I am in no position whatever to comment on the effectiveness of the screening and suspect that no one else in the Chamber is. On long-term preparedness, it is several decades since Peter Piot, now director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, first identified Ebola. Worldwide, not enough has been done to address the problems....

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: If a person who had been made the subject of an order that had been deemed to have been served came to this country without knowing that it had been served, would they have committed an offence?

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: This reminds me of one of my constituents. He went to Somalia and then went to Djibouti, where he was arrested and handed over to the Americans. When he said he was a British citizen, he was told, “No, you’re not. The Home Secretary has taken your citizenship away.” He was unaware of that fact, but I gather that the order was deemed to have been served on him in Somalia because it had...

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: I wonder whether, when the Home Secretary replies, she could make clear who, in relation to Syria, would be regarded as a terrorist suspect. Would someone who is not a jihadist but has gone out to fight against the Assad regime, sympathising with and supporting the British Government, be regarded as a terrorist? There may even be a few who have gone out to fight for the Assad Government....

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: I understand my hon. Friend’s point. The whole proposition of exclusion orders seems to be predicated on the idea, first, that these people are totally rational; and secondly, that their greatest desire is to come back to Britain. Neither of those things will necessarily be the case, because some very odd people are going to be involved.

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: I agree that the Government have modified their position since the first daft statements were made—things have been made more rational—but I do not think they have come up with the best proposition. The proposal for notification and managed return orders may not be perfect by any means, but it is a better proposition than that suggested by the Government. The peculiarity of the functions...

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: That might be an improvement, but the practicalities of what happens in Turkey or Syria are not changed by a court decision or endorsement here. What the process does not do—I would have thought that we all want to see this done—is bring people under our jurisdiction, prosecute them and, if they are found guilty, jail them. Surely that should be the main objective of Britain’s policy....

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: As the Member for Holborn and St Pancras, whose constituency and constituents experienced the bombs on the tube at Russell square and on the bus at Tavistock square, I am second to no one in my desire to prevent terrorism from taking place in this country. It behoves all of us to do whatever we can to protect people in this country from terrorism and not to have terrorists on the loose,...

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: How would the person concerned prove to the British consular service that they were the person they claimed to be?

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: When would such an order become valid—when it was served on the person concerned? How would the British officials involved identify the person in order to serve the order on them? Would the process be triggered only if the person sought to come to this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 64 — Likelihood of substantially different oucome for applicant (1 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: The right hon. Gentleman talks of technicalities, but the law is full of technicalities—that is all it is. He says that Ministers and officials are frightened of judicial review, and so they should be. The pressure on them is to comply with laws and regulations that we have passed. We are encouraging law breaking if we let someone say, “Well, it’s okay. You can skate over that, or you...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 64 — Likelihood of substantially different oucome for applicant (1 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: My hon. Friend mentioned Lord Woolf. Will he remind the House which judicial position was held by Lord Woolf? Would he, like me, be more likely to agree with Harry Woolf than with the right hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling)?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: NHS (Five Year Forward View) (1 Dec 2014)

Frank Dobson: Will the Secretary of State tell the House how much money is now being diverted from patient care to the negotiation of legally binding contracts between commissioners and suppliers of services, or will he confirm that he cannot do so because he does not bother to collect the information?

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Frank Dobson: I support the motion, because I think it is about time that the rich paid a fairer share of income tax. They have been getting away with 40%, 40p in the pound, for far too long—[Interruption]—since 1988-89. Let me point out to Government Members, who usually rant on about the wonders of the Thatcher Government, that the top rate of income tax came down to 40p only after Mrs Thatcher had...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Frank Dobson: No, I will not, because others wish to speak. Let me make it clear that the Labour Government did not bring down the top rate of income tax to benefit the richest and at the same time freeze the pay of nurses, freeze the pay of doctors and freeze the pay of teachers, while at the same time the bankers got their bonuses. At HSBC, which lost £27 billion in the credit crash, Barclays, which...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Frank Dobson: No, as I shall finish shortly. None of these people would have any difficulty finding an extra 5p or even 10p in the pound on their income tax.

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Frank Dobson: Yes, I give way to my hon. Friend.

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Frank Dobson: I entirely agree with my hon. Friend. My final point is this: the bulk of people who will benefit are in the banks and the rest of the finance industry. This is a very privileged industry, because every other industry in the country has to pay a 20% transaction tax, which is known as VAT, yet the City businesses pay virtually no transaction tax. I think if we want to raise some more money we...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Frank Dobson: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?


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