Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Voluntary Organisation Grants

Bob asked the Government to condemn local authorities such as Harrow that are cutting grants to voluntary organisations that provide services to the weak and vulnerable.   Click Here to read the debate in full 

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Minimum Alcohol Pricing

On the subject of introducing a minimum alcohol price, Bob asked whether a ban on anti-competitive behaviour would be a better solution. This would prevent retailers from selling alcohol at a loss as is often done to entice customers into their stores.   Click Here to read the debate in full 

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The Welfare System

Bob called for a debate to highlight the need to ensure that the welfare system remains contribution based. He stressed the need to see the benefit system as one that is there for those not able to work, the weak and vulnerable and a helping hand to those looking to return to work.   Click Here to read the debate in full 

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NHS Care

Following the publication of the report into the incidents at the Mid Staffordshire Hospital, Bob took the opportunity to question the Prime Minister on standards of care in the NHS. Bob noted that thousands of people will be worried about what is going on in their own local hospital: could the same things be going on there? Bob pressed David Cameron to agree that it is important for staff to say that, “We will not put up with poor standards,” and that as part and parcel of that, ward manage...

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Harrow Council

Bob stated that Harrow council tops the league for the number of staff suspended and the length of time for which they have been suspended. He highlighted that one member of staff has been suspended for two and a half years on full pay. Bob continued by stating that Harrow Council has also refused £3.6 million in Government grant to freeze the council tax, preferring to raise it to the third highest in London. In light of these issues, Bob asked for a debate on inefficiency and ineffectiveness ...

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Curriculum and Exam Reform

Bob spoke of his view that it is clearly crucial foryoung people to gain key skills at the earliest possible stage, particularly in mathematics. With this in mind, he asked the Education Secretary to confirm that, under the new curriculum, children will learn their 12 times table at the age of nine, rather than learning the 10 times table by the age of 11?    Read More →

Definition of Marriage

Bob spoke in the House of Commons against the motion to introducue same-sex marriages. Bob noted his concern for the rights of religious organisations and their followers. He spoke of the unknown legal ramifications of introducing the legislation and the effects it could have on free-speech.    Click here  to read the debate in full. 

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Free Schools

Bob called for a debate to discuss the success of the Free Schools programme. He noted that the Hindu free school in Harrow is heavily oversubscribed and the I-Foundation is now applying for a network of Hindu free schools across the country so that parents, if they wish, can choose a Hindu ethos for their children's education.   Click here &...

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