Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

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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Definition of Marriage

In questions to the Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, Bob raised his concerns that the Marriage Act 1949 (which guarantees the rights of individuals to get married in a place of their choice within the parish boundaries) could result in religious institutions being forced against their will to host same-sex marriages.   To read the debate in full, Read More →

Israel and Palestine

Bob noted that Israel has habitually given land for peace in a series of settlement destructions to enable a peaceful solution to take place, and that the biggest obstruction to peace is the failure of the Palestinians to sit down and negotiate with the Israeli Government on a proper peaceful solution for the whole region.    To read the debate in full Read More →

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