Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

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 →

Super Dairies

In questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Bob praised the fact that the UK has some of the most stringent regulations in the world to protect cattle. In light of proposals to establish so called super dairies in the UK, Bob asked the Secretary of State to confirm that the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations will be rigorously enforced to protect cattle from those who would exploit them?   To read this debate in fu...

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Equitable Life

Bob commentated on the swift action that this Government has taken to compensate victims of the Equitable Life scandal who were so shamefully treated by the Labour party. Bob noted however that Pre-1992 annuitants, all of whom could be compensated within the envelope of money set aside by the Treasury, are still yet to be compensated. Bob therefore asked if the Treasury could arrange for a statement or a short debate so that it can be ensured that these weak, elderly, vulnerable pensioners are p...

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Ugandan Asians in Britain

The House of Commons held a debate to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ugandan Asians arrivial in the UK. Bob spoke in the debate, praising the contribution that they have made to British life in that time. 

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Private Finance Initiatives

Bob welcomed the abolition of Labour's expensive private finance initiative schemes. He asked the Secretary of State, however, what impact this will have on schemes that have already been agreed and which are awaiting approval. Bob is particularly concerned at any impacts this will have on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital that is part of one such scheme.    To read this debate in full, Read More →

Israel and Palestine

In questions to the Foreign Secretary, Bob noted that during the recent conflict in the Middle East, many of the rockets fired from Gaza never actually left Gaza and injured large numbers of Palestinians. At the same time, the tunnels between Gaza and Egypt appear to have reopened, allowing the Iranian-supplied missiles to be restocked in Hamas's arsenal. Bob asked the Secretary of State what action he is taking to stop that practice, so that conflict does not arise again?   To read this debate...

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The Middle East

In questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Bob asked for clarification that Government policy is indeed as was set out by the Prime Minister in his recent United Jewish Israel Appeal speech when he made it clear that there is no substitute for face-to-face negotiations without preconditions and that the United Kingdom Government would not support a premature move to statehood at the United Nations.   To read this debate in full, Read More →

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