Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Opposition Debate on Housing Benefit

Bob spoke out in an Opposition Debate on the subject of changes to housing benefit which will see empty rooms in council property subject to a levy. Bob argued in favour of the principle, noting the high level of people waiting for council property with more than one bedroom, and emphasised that there also needed to be improvement in the private sector. C...

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Tobacco Products (Plain Packaging)

Bob once again led a debate, this time a Backbench Business Debate on the floor of the House, on the subject of the standardisation of packaging for tobacco products. He argued that the Government must continue to keep prevaricating on the agenda in order to prevent more young people getting into smoking. Click Here to read the debate in full.

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Tobacco Products (Plain Packaging)

Bob lead an extremely well attended Westminster Hall debate on the subject of Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products. He is an avid anti-smoking campaigner and brought the debate forward in order to explore the issues involved and to press the Minister, Anne Soubry, to take action. Click Here to read the debate in full

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Syria

Bob took part in the debate on Syria and spoke about the dangers of military intervention in the middle east. He believes that there are only two occasions where military action can be justified; where British interests are imminently threatened, and as part of a UN-sponsored humanitarian mission to prevent dictators from causing damage to their own people.    Read More →

Planning Law Changes

Bob has been leading the campaign against the Government's proposals to relax the planning laws. The proposals would see home-owners allowed to build extensions of up to 26ft without Planning Permission. Bob believes that these plans would be disastrous and has spoken out in Parliament in addition to voting against their implementation.   Click Here to read the debate in full

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Tribute to Baroness Thatcher

Bob paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher as part of debate which was convened following her death. Bob noted the 2 million people who now own their council houses as a result of her policies; the 20 million people who bought shares when she produced a shareholding democracy; and the millions of people in eastern Europe who owe their fundamental freedoms of democracy and liberty to the iron will of the Iron Lady.   Read More →

Voting Fraud

Bob asked the Deputy Prime Minister what initiatives he was taking to combat postal vote fraud and impersonation at polling stations.   Click Here to read the debate in full  

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Knife Crime

Bob spoke of his concern at the rising number of repeat offenders of knife crime that are being let off with cautions and non-custodial sentences. Bob called for a 2 strikes policy which would see any repeat offender found in possession of a knife receiving an immediate custodial sentence. The Government has since announced a review into the use of Cautions.   Click Here to r...

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