Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Syria

Following the Foreign Secretary's statement on Syria to the House of Commons, Bob stated that the Assad regime is dependent on Russian and Chinese diplomatic support. He also noted the possible logistical support and weapon rearmament provided by Iran to the Assad regime, asking the Foriegn Secretary what assessment had been made of such claims and what can be done to sever that link if that is the case.    To read the debate in full Read More →

Fuel Duty

During Scottish Questions, Bob asked what effect cancelling the fuel duty rise planned for January 2013 will have on motorists in Scotland. Bob continued by noting that, by his calculations, cancelling Labour’s planned tax increases on fuel will save the average Scottish motorist more than £600 during the life of the coalition Government.   To read the full debate Read More →

Council Tax

Bob commented in Parliament that Harrow council, uniquely in London, is increasing its council tax by 2%.

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Northern Ireland

Following a statement from the Northern Ireland Secretary, Bob lamented the detrimental effect on business investment and tourism that the vioence currently exhibited in Northern Ireland will have. He followed this by asking the Minister to update the House on conversations she has had with business leaders, retailers and other potential employers on improving the Northern Ireland economy, increasing investment and creating new jobs.   To read the debate in full Read More →

Betty Geller

Bob paid tribute to Betty Geller in Parliament, complimenting her as being a leading light of the Conservative Friends of Israel, the Harrow East Conservative association and, most particularly, the campaign for a fitting tribute for Bomber Command and its veterans.    To read the debate in full, Click Here 

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Phoenix Companies

Bob raised in Parliament the problems associated with Phoenix Companies and noted one example in Harrow East.    To read the debate in full, Click Here 

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Local Government Finance

Bob stated that local authorities acorss the country have no excuse for increasing council tax. He therefore asked the Communites and Local Government Secretary to agree that the latest settlement announced by this government has sufficient funding to ensure that every council tax payer can look forward to a freeze this year.    To read this debate in full Read More →

Patrick Finucane Report

During Prime Ministers Questions, Bob asked the Prime Minister to confirm that the public inquiry into the murder of Billy Wright took some six years and cost £30 million to administer. Bob noted that, despite this, in the end the family and everyone else were extremely dissatisfied with the outcome. He pressed him to agree that it would be far better to take action now on this report, to bring those responsible to justice, and to achieve closure for the family and all who mourn Pat F...

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