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Archive for the ‘Questions in Parliament’ Category

Oral Question | Public Bodies Bill

Posted on: 14th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) I hope that the right hon. Lady would agree that rather than trading figures for partisan purposes, we need to have a proper audit of what is going on. A moment ago she mentioned the Commission for Rural Communities. As that body is being brought in-house by the Department […]

Oral Question | Public Bodies Bill

Posted on: 14th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) The point about the Agricultural Wages Board is not just that it pins down a minimum wage for agricultural workers but that there are six scales of pay and other protections for those workers, who have a very weak voice in the labour market. The Minister talks about transparency, […]

Oral Answers to Questions | Electricity Market Reform

Posted on: 14th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) I warmly welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement. On decentralised energy, does he agree, particularly with regard to onshore wind, that the sooner it is enabled, the sooner we can overcome the innate reluctance of many communities to accept it and ensure that they can share in the benefits? […]

Oral Answers to Questions | Health: Southern Cross Care Homes

Posted on: 14th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) What other lessons have the Government learned from this case? The new regulatory measures in the Health and Social Care Bill are welcome, but if greater proportions of both health and social care are being exposed to this level of speculative capital, do the Government not need to reflect […]

Oral Answer to Question | Health: Topical Questions

Posted on: 14th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) It is acknowledged that the rising rates of norovirus are worse where there is a shortage of acute hospital beds. How does the Secretary of State square the understandable desire to get on top of hospital-acquired infections with his zeal to reduce acute hospital beds?   Andrew Lansley (Secretary […]

Written Answers | Home Department: Hunting Act 2004

Posted on: 7th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions, (b) fines and (c) cautions there were for breaches of the Hunting Act 2004 in each police force area in 2010. Crispin Blunt (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Prisons and Probation), Justice; Reigate, Conservative) I […]

Oral Answers to Questions | Deputy Prime Minister: House of Lords Reform

Posted on: 7th July 2011

Scroll forward to 2mins 58 seconds to see Andrew’s question. Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) Given that in our debates so far no one has rushed to the defence of the hereditary principle or patronage, does my right hon. Friend not agree that if we are to make haste in delivering the principles behind […]

Written Answers | Communities and Local Government: Homelessness

Posted on: 7th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the cross-departmental Homeless Working Group has made of the effects of the implementation of the big society initiative on the provision of local services for homeless people. Grant Shapps (Minister of State (Housing and Local Government), […]

Oral Answers to Questions | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries

Posted on: 7th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat) I would be grateful if the Minister were prepared to meet a delegation of fishermen from my constituency who are concerned about the Government’s proposals for the inshore fishery, as the consultation on those closes today. They are particularly concerned about what I suspect will be the unintended consequences […]

Deputy Prime Minister Questions

Posted on: 7th July 2011

On the afternoon of Tuesday 5th July, Andrew George MP  joined the Oral Questions session in the House, where he  asked a question of  the Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Nick Clegg. Mr George  asked the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the recent debates in both Houses on his proposals […]