Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Betty Geller

Bob paid tribute to Betty Geller in Parliament, complimenting her as being a leading light of the Conservative Friends of Israel, the Harrow East Conservative association and, most particularly, the campaign for a fitting tribute for Bomber Command and its veterans.    To read the debate in full, Click Here 

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Phoenix Companies

Bob raised in Parliament the problems associated with Phoenix Companies and noted one example in Harrow East.    To read the debate in full, Click Here 

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Local Government Finance

Bob stated that local authorities acorss the country have no excuse for increasing council tax. He therefore asked the Communites and Local Government Secretary to agree that the latest settlement announced by this government has sufficient funding to ensure that every council tax payer can look forward to a freeze this year.    To read this debate in full Read More →

Patrick Finucane Report

During Prime Ministers Questions, Bob asked the Prime Minister to confirm that the public inquiry into the murder of Billy Wright took some six years and cost £30 million to administer. Bob noted that, despite this, in the end the family and everyone else were extremely dissatisfied with the outcome. He pressed him to agree that it would be far better to take action now on this report, to bring those responsible to justice, and to achieve closure for the family and all who mourn Pat F...

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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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