Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Israel and Palestine

Bob asked the Foreign Secretary what he would do about the settlement activity to ensure that there is a just and peaceful solution to this long-standing problem?   To read the debate in full Click Here 

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During questions to the Education Secretary, Bob commended the work of the Holocaust Education Trust and asked whether the Government felt that the continuing of this education was important.    To read the debate in full Click Here 

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ATOS Work Capability Assessments

Bob Blackman raised his concerns about some of the inner workings of the ATOS Work Capability Assessments. These Assessments are made of Disability Benefits claimants. 

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Bob took the opportunity to ask what assistance is being provided by the Government to encourage library use and discourage local authorities form closing them. Bob highlighted some of the points of concern with regards to this matter in neighbouring, Labour-run Brent.    To read the debate in full Click Here 

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Following the Foreign Secretary's statement on Syria to the House of Commons, Bob stated that the Assad regime is dependent on Russian and Chinese diplomatic support. He also noted the possible logistical support and weapon rearmament provided by Iran to the Assad regime, asking the Foriegn Secretary what assessment had been made of such claims and what can be done to sever that link if that is the case.    To read the debate in full Read More →

Fuel Duty

During Scottish Questions, Bob asked what effect cancelling the fuel duty rise planned for January 2013 will have on motorists in Scotland. Bob continued by noting that, by his calculations, cancelling Labour’s planned tax increases on fuel will save the average Scottish motorist more than £600 during the life of the coalition Government.   To read the full debate Read More →

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 →

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