Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

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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During a statement on the decision not to release the interim risk register for the Health and Social Care Bill, Bob commented that having been involved in the production of risk registers for many years, he knows that they are pertinent to the point in time at which they are produced and require free thinking by those who put them together. There must then be a mitigation strategy to prevent the risks from ever happening. Bob asked the Secretary of State for Health what he thought would happen ...

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Mayoral Elections

At Business questions, Bob welcomed the fact that voter turnout in London was 7% above the national average, and congratulated Mayor Boris Johnson on his re-election and Ken Livingstone on his retirement from front-line politics. Bob then asked for a debate on devolving much more power to the Mayor of London so that Londoners can fully see and feel the benefit of having Boris Johnson as our Mayor.To read this debate in full, Read More →

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