Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Budget Debate

"Every Budget is a step along the way in implementing the strategy of any Government. Part and parcel of the strategy that the Government have chosen to follow is wholesale welfare reform, which I welcome. A plethora of benefits are being simplified, people are being taken out of taxation, and the central issue at the heart of that strategy is that work should always pay. In this country-including London-today, I could take hon. Members to places where there are three generations of people who h...

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Magistrate Court Closures

The Government have decided to close a number of magistrates courts in this country, as a result of which, many valiant volunteer magistrates will travel far longer distances and incur additional costs. Bob asked the Secretary of State for Justice what action he will take to ensure that people are properly compensated for their time and travel costs?

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Post 16 Education Funding

Having spoken to young constituents receiving the Education Maintenance Allowance, it became clear that whilst some rely on this money to continue their studies, there are many others that consider it to be 'spending money'. It is right that those in need should be given as much assistance as is needed but we should not be in a situation where we are paying our children to go to school. In questions to the Secretary of State for Education, Bob recognised that we have to ensure that money is targ...

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UK Liability in the Eurozone bail-out mechanism

During the Prime Minister's Statement on Libya and report back from the European Council Bob drew attention to the fragile financial situations in Spain, Portugal and Greece. Whilst the withdrawal of the UK from the eurozone bail-out mechanism by 2013 is to be welcomed, Bob asked what is being done to assess our potential liabilities until that date.

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Questions to the Leader of the House

Seven brilliantly successful schools in Harrow are currently consulting on becoming academies. They are doing so in the teeth of a campaign of misinformation by Labour-run Harrow council and outright hostility from the teaching unions. During questions to the Leader of the House, Bob asked for an urgent statement from the Secretary of State for Education on what he is going to do to stop councils giving misinformation to schools that are trying to break free of the dead hand of the local educati...

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Environment and Climate Change

Bob spoke in Energy and Climate Change questions about the increasing demand for electric cars and the concomitant need for nuclear power to allow for overnight recharging. Bob asked the Secretary of State what consideration he has given to ensuring it is produced quickly and safely.

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Debate on the political developments in North Africa and the Middle East

In light of the ever evolving developments in the Middle East, Bob used his time in the chamber to speak on this issue.

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The Middle East

In questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Bob spoke of the attacks at Itamar where the Fogel Family were brutally murdered. Bob asked whether the The Rt Hon William Hague MP would agree with him that this atrocity makes it even harder for Prime Minister Netanyahu to advance the Middle East peace process with the Palestinians.

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