Finance Bill

I, too, would like to speak briefly on this point. I am sorry that the hon. Member for Wimbledon (Roger Casale) feels that the Opposition’s support for this measure is somewhat tepid. In principle, we are comfortable with the measure, which is a positive step forward.

The Importance Of Community

I cannot remember the first time I heard the phrase that London is made up of a series of villages.


At one of my recent meetings with the Corporation of London I was given a plastic ruler made from recycled vending cups.

The Future of St Bart’s

It is nice to be here and, although there are not many hon. Members present, several interested parties are here to listen to the debate.

Enterprise Bill

One of the great joys of representing the City of London is the ready availability of a vast array of historic material about that part of our nation.

Notting Hill Carnival

I have watched with interest the proposal to change the route of the Notting Hill Carnival this summer and welcome its being shelved for this year at least. Ultimately this is a decision for the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.

Fox Hunting

The fate of the fox has featured high recently in political debate. If I ever saw a fox on my way to work early in the morning or even on my journey home late at night here in the middle of Westminster I would be both shocked and in a way pleased.

Wildlife in London

March was a month where the fox featured very high in the political world again. If I ever saw a fox on my way to work early in the morning in the middle of Westminster I would be shocked but also pleased.

Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill

I broadly support new clause 1 and have received constituency representations to that effect. The Government’s main argument in justifying retention of marriage value seems to be that abolition would be confiscatory.