[28 Oct 2014]
Baldry expresses disappointment at Liberal Democrats move to block EU (Referendum) Bill

The Liberal Democrats have killed the European Union (Referendum) Bill of which Tony Baldry is a sponsor.

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[27 Oct 2014]
MP asks Prime Minister question during statement on European Council

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): Is not the fact that EU Commission officials can describe a demand for €2 billion as “an adjustment” an indication of just how far they have lost touch with ordinary voters, not just in Britain, but throughout the whole EU? This is an accountability issue. In challenging these payments, is my right hon. Friend standing up not just for the citizens of Britain, but for citizens throughout the whole EU who want the EU to succeed, but want it to be more accountable?

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[27 Oct 2014]
Oral Question (Education): Apprenticeships

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): Unemployment is falling fast. In my constituency there is now significantly less than 1% unemployment. Employers will have to recognise that it is in their own interest to take on apprentices, because if they do not embrace apprenticeships, they will not be able to find people with the skills they need in a few years because such people simply will not be there.

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[25 Oct 2014]

It is a pleasure to be here tonight to celebrate twenty years of the Beacon Centre.

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[23 Oct 2014]
Baldry intervenes in Five Year Forward View statement

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): The Commonwealth Fund’s recent study of 11 national health systems, including those of Sweden, France, Germany and the United States, found that the NHS in England was ranked top for a safe, effective, co-ordinated, efficient, patient-centred care system. Against that background, is it not rather unedifying for Labour Members constantly to try to pretend that the NHS in England is in some form of crisis, particularly given the deplorable performance of the NHS in Wales, which is run by Labour? Would not the shadow Secretary of State do rather better to remember the words, “Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye”?

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[23 Oct 2014]
Business of the House: Scrap Metal Dealers Act

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): May we have a debate on metal theft? While instances of metal theft have reduced significantly since the introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, recent months have unfortunately seen increases in metal theft from churches in particular parts of the country. We need to consider what support we give to the police following the disbanding of the national metal theft taskforce.