Jan 112009

Martin Linton had quite a lot to say in this debate.
Firstly, in the discussion of Schedule 3 he made a couple of brief points (1, 2) and then moved an amendment. He then withdrew his amendment.
Later on, he raised a small point in the debate on Clause 9, but he got heavily involved in the debate on Clause 10. He moved the initial amendment and then made another six speeches in the debate (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Dec 182008

Martin Linton chaired this debate and made a number of lengthy and interesting speeches. You can find his speeches here, here, here, here and here. The debate was about encouraging Israel to stop building more settlements in the occupied territories.

Mar 212007

Martin Linton spoke twice in this commemorative debate. His second speech is particularly interesting as he talks about William Wilberforce’s long association with Battersea.

Mar 212007

Martin Linton asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will table a motion under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter requiring Israel not to expand its settlements in the west bank.
Kim Howells replied agreeing that Israeli settlements should be frozen or even dismantled, but said that they had no plans to table such a resolution.

Mar 162007

Martin Linton made a few party political points on the report on party funding, before being stopped by the speaker.

Mar 162007

Martin Linton asked the Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education if he will make a statement on the proposed changes to fee remission of English for speakers of other languages courses. Bill Rammell replied for the government.
Later in the debate, Martin Linton raised another question about fees.

Mar 072007

Martin Linton tried (and failed) to get Simon Hughes to give way.

Feb 222007

Martin tried (and failed) to get Andrew Lansley to give way.
Later, he had more success and brought up the case of Bolingbroke Hospital saying that Wandsworth council were saying that the services were being closed down when actually they were being moved to alternative sites.

Feb 092007

Martin Linton raised the point that some Conservatives on the Greater London Authority are trying to withdraw the free bus concession for 17 and 18-year-olds.

Feb 082007

Martin Linton congratulated Jack Straw on the proposals in this bill and invited him to take an easy swing at Conservative opposition to the voting system included in the bill.