Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

London Riots

Bob asked the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the operation of the courts during the public disorder of August 2011. Bob noted that the courts worked much more effectively and efficiently and questioned whether this should become the norm rather than the exception. To read this debate in full, Click HERE

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Police resources for the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill

Having visited the Olympic Park on a number of occasions Bob noted that security levels were high and that the provisions in place will help to ensure a successful event. However, it is important to be prepared for an increase in criminal activity in the time leading up to the games and the impact that this may have on the police’s operational capability in London during that period. Bob urged that these concerns be taken in to account as the Olympic Games draw ever closer. To read this debate...

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The Metropolitan Police

Bob used the Business Questions to draw attention to his admiration for the hard working men and women of the Metropolitan Police. Bob has been taking part in the Police Parliamentary Scheme and last month joined the Met on active patrol. Bob asked for a statement on the impact on the Metropolitan Police as a result of the large amounts of work done since the riots. Officers had been on constant 12-hour shifts with all leave cancelled so that they could deal with the incredible work load and con...

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Public Confidence in the Media and Police

In light of the phone-hacking scandal Bob argued that communications companies have a role in ensuring that communications are kept secure so that people who wish to transgress and break the law cannot do so.

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Knife Crime

"I want to draw the House's attention to increasing concern in my constituency about gang-related crime.  

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Occupied Territories

Bob asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he agreed that it would be utterly premature for the Government to sanction UN recognition of a Palestinian state until such time as the Palestinians and Israelis sit around the table and negotiate on all terms.

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Local Government Finance

Bob Blackman asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether, if councils or local authorities want to encourage start-up businesses, they would be able to develop their own schemes to allow payment holidays on business rates, to enable them to encourage growth and enterprise in their areas.

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Equitable Life

The Government can be rightly proud that they have done more in 13 months than the Labour Party did to compensate victims of the Equitable Life scandal in 13 years. However, in Business Questions Bob drew attention, to the remaining group of people —the pre-September 1992 annuitants—who are trapped and vulnerable, as their cases are not even being assessed. Bob called upon the Leader of the House to lean on the Treasury and encourage it to come forward with a statement on the progress of pay...

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