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By Jonathan IsabyFollow Jonathan on Twitter Paul has already covered the row yesterday afternoon between Tory MP and 1922 Committee Secretary, Mark Pritchard, and the Government Whips' Office and their attempt to persuade him to withdraw his motion proposing an outright ban on wild animals from circuses. So what was the substance of the debate? […]
By Jonathan Isaby Yesterday morning saw Caroline Spelman and her team of ministers getting their four-weekly hour-long questioning by MPs. Here's a small selection of the issues raised by Conservative MPs. Wellingborough MP Peter Bone suggested the abolition of Chris Huhne's Department of Energy and Climate Change to a somewhat unconvinced Secretary of State: Peter […]
Sadiq Khan is Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government. During oral questions yesterday, he made an unfair attack on James Paice, Shadow Minister for Agriculture. "Mr. James Paice (South-East Cambridgeshire) (Con): Does the Minister agree that the rules and laws of this country should apply to everybody equally? If […]
Parliament isn’t just a place to score political points. Written questions are supposed to serve as a way for MPs to glean important information. The following question from James Paice, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, has received an interesting answer: Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much […]