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Category: Speeches

  • October 17, 2001

    London Underground

    I endorse the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Sir S. Chapman). The subject under discussion is a Treasury-related matter, and I have some sympathy for the Minister. I am also aware that there are many bodies and individuals in place - such as the Mayor, Mr. Kiley and the...
  • July 13, 2001

    Small Firms

    To follow on from the remarks of my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton (Mr. Flook), this is very much a debate full of maiden speeches. It is perhaps relevant that yesterday I was playing cricket and making my debut for the Lords and Commons team. We had to rush back for a couple of votes. My sartor...
  • June 27, 2001

    Maiden Speech

    It is with a great sense of honour that I rise to speak in this House for the first time today. I know that at least 658 people will disagree with my contention that the Cities of London and Westminster is the most prestigious constituency in the United Kingdom, but it is probably fair to say that i...