Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Home Office Olympics

Bob Blackman welcomed the delivery of the Olympic Games on time and within budget and asked the Home Secretary to confirm that there will be no extra requirements on the Metropolitan police and that, if there are such requirements, there be similar gestures in the form of tickets for relatives of police whose leave is cancelled.To read this debate in full, Click Here

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United Kingdom Borders: Transport for London Bill [Lords]

Bob Blackman supported the United Kingdom Borders: Transport for London Bill and made clear his hope that it will progress rapidly through the House to allow Transport for London to order its disposal and acquisition of property as fast as possible. Bob is acting as the lead for TfL on this Bill.To read this debate in full, Click Here

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United Kingdom Borders: Canterbury City Council Bill, Leeds City Council Bill, Nottingham City Council Bill and Reading Borough Council Bill

Bob Blackman supported the revival motion for these Bills on behalf of the sponsors. To read this debate in full, Click Here

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United Kingdom Borders: London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [Lords],

Bob supported the revival motion for the United Kingdom Borders: London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill. Bob is acting as the lead for TfL and London Authorities on this Bill.To read this debate in full, Click Here

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The West Bank

Bob utilised a Westminster Hall debate on the West Bank to draw attention to Israel’s history of dealing with settlements in relation to peace. In 2005, Israel destroyed the Jewish settlements in Gaza and withdrew from them. In 1982, in return for peace with Egypt, it withdrew from Sinai, destroying the settlements as part of the peace agreement. In fact, only last month, the outpost of Ulpana was ruled illegal by the Israeli courts. Israel has withdrawn from that and will demolish it.

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Cancer Treatments

During Health questions Bob warmly welcomed the improvements in screening, diagnostics and treatment for those suffering from cancer, but noted that patient outcomes are wildly different. For some, 10% of treatment will be successful, for others, 85% will be, and this means that we need more research to highlight which drugs and treatments should be introduced. Bob made a bid for part of the surplus to be directed to the expensive equipment that is required to make such research happen, so that ...

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Justice

Many countries outside the UK have legal systems that are based on ours, and this is particularly true in the Commonwealth. Bob asked what the Secretary of State for Justice has done to market the legal services in the UK to those countries.To read this debate in full, Click Here

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LIBOR

Bob raised the concerns that it is clearly vital that we rebuild confidence in the banking system after this further scandal, but there are questions to ask about what compliance regime was going on in Barclays during the mid-2000s and in every other bank. Bob asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he agreed that no matter what the regulations are, it is now vital that the banks come out with a clear, transparent and independent compliance regime to make sure that people who disobey the r...

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