Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Human Rights in Kashmir

Bob spoke during Foreign and Commonwealth questions to ask whether the Minister agrees that there is a massive difference between what is going on in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir.  In Jammu and Kashmir, there is free access for the press, Amnesty International and every other international body that wants access to see what is going on. In Pakistani-occupied Kashmir, what is almost lawlessness still prevails. Bob asked that the problems of the region as a whole are be...

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Director’s Pay

Bob asked the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills to confirm that high-performing individuals in successful companies that perform within the proper corporate governance have nothing to fear from proposals regarding Director’s pay, but that those companies that do not follow best practice clearly do have something to fear. Bob asked whether the Government are proposing guidance on what would be best practice. To read this debate in full, Read More →

Civil Service Reform

In Cabinet Office questions, Bob drew The Rt. Francis Maude MP’s attention to the inquiry being conducted by the Communities and Local Government Committee, looking into the operation of mutuals and co-operatives, and other forms of working. The evidence is still coming in, but it is clear that such arrangements lead to better services, more job satisfaction, and innovation. However, in order to go forward, people need support: they need financial backing, and they need to be encouraged to tak...

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European Championships

In questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Bob asked The Rt. Hon William Hague MP if he welcomes the fact that the England team went to Auschwitz-Birkenau ahead of the tournament to bring home to people, in eastern Europe in particular, the horrors of the Nazi atrocities? Bob concluded that this was a welcome respite from some of the terrible things we have heard about in Ukraine.To read this debate in full, Read More →

Electoral Registration and Administration Bill

Bob spoke during the debate on the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill about the variety of people attempting to register for a number of elections. The experience in Harrow is that a large number of people from eastern Europe get on the electoral register even though they are not British citizens and are not qualified to vote in our general elections.  

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Forced marriages

Bob asked the Solicitor General to inform the House what penalties are envisaged for the terrible crime of forced marriage once it is made a criminal offence.To read this debate in full, Click Here

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Minute’s Silence to commemorate those murdered at the 1972 Olympics

At Business questions, Bob asked that, in a few weeks’ time, London will play host to the Olympics and Paralympics, which we will all celebrate. During the games, it will be the 40th anniversary of the Olympics’ darkest hour when, in 1972, 11 members of the Israeli team were brutally murdered. So far, the Olympic movement has failed to honour their memory or provide closure for their families. Bob asked for a statement to be made to the House on this matter. There is widespread support acros...

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Queen’s Speech

I am an avowed monarchist and bow to no one in my support for Her Majesty the Queen, who yesterday gave an excellent Gracious Speech to both Houses and demonstrated once again the wondrous duty she has done for this country over 60 years as monarch. Over the course of this year we will be able to celebrate those 60 years, and not only in this country, but across the Commonwealth and the rest of the world. Later this year, when London hosts the Olympics and Paralympics, millions of visitors to th...

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