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Second Reading success for George’s Affordable Homes Private Members’ Bill

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has expressed his delight at his Affordable Homes Private Members’ Bill winning the vote at the Second Reading stage in the House of Commons on Friday, 5th September. Mr George focused his Bill towards introducing significant exemptions to the Government’s Spare Room Subsidy/Bedroom Tax and promote the intermediate housing market […]

Video : Watch Andrew George MP in Keogh Report debate 16th July 2013

Sign up to Andrew George’s email newsletter here Andrew George (St Ives) (LD): I welcome Sir Bruce Keogh’s important report. However, although I admire my right Hon. Friend, I totally dissociate myself from his ill-judged attempt to drag this important issue into the gutter of partisan politics and petty point-scoring. I expect better of him […]

Debates in Parliament | House of Lords Reform

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) Of the 61 countries in which the second Chamber is elected, does my right hon. Friend acknowledge that in those countries there is a written constitution that clearly enshrines the relative powers between the first and second Chambers? I welcome many of these reforms, but I have many misgivings […]

Debates in Parliament | Wild Animals in Circuses

See Andrew’s contribution in context here Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) I am sure that there will be party political points to be scored throughout the debate; I congratulate those who have called it. Does the hon. Lady accept, however, that there is a gathering consensus, with the Government’s body language since the announcement […]

“Financial Incentives” And The NHS

This afternoon, Andrew George MP will be joining a debate entitled ‘Does the NHS need financial incentives to deliver the best outcomes for patients?’ The debate will be an opportunity for parliamentarians and policy-makers to discuss the issue of financial incentives. It will feature a number of guest speakers arguing from both sides, including Professor […]

Oral Questions in Parliament | NHS Future Forum

Taken from the debate on the 14th June 2011. Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) I am very sorry to say that the Secretary of State demonstrated a creative interpretation of the coalition agreement when he launched his policy last July. What can he say to the House to reassure us that he will not […]

Oral Questions in Parliament | Waste Review

Taken from the debate on 14th June 2011.   Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) I welcome the publication of the review today. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if we are to address the challenge of the regularity of waste collection, we need particularly to look at pages 58 onwards of the report […]

Oral Questions in Parliament | Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions

Taken from the debate on the 9th June 2011. Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) Every day by which the creation of a groceries code adjudicator is delayed is a further day on which farmers, growers and food producers in this country and in the developing world go to the wall. What reassurance can Ministers […]