[22 Jan 2015]
Sir Tony proposes Coat of Arms for Cherwell

At a recent dinner in his honour, Sir Tony unveiled his plans for a Coat of Arms for Cherwell.

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[28 Jan 2015]
MP speaks in Sustainable Development Goals debate

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): In 1983, shortly after being elected to this House, I went with an all-party team to Ethiopia to witness a famine of almost biblical proportions. Over the past 30 years, Parliament has moved considerably when it comes to all-party consensus on supporting the need to invest in international development. It is also fair to observe that throughout those 30 years, under Governments of different dispensations—for a time, I was Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for overseas development aid—we always had an aspiration to use 0.7% of our GDP to fund overseas development, but not until this Government has that been achieved. In both 2013 and 2014, we reached that target, and we were one of the few leading economies in the world to do so.

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[27 Jan 2015]
Oral Question (Treasury): Uncollected Tax

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): Am I right in thinking that under the charter for fiscal responsibility, to which everyone recently signed up, we have made it clear that part of the savings that we are going to make involves bearing down on tax avoidance? Indeed, we have set out clearly exactly where we are going to save every penny of the £30 billion that needs to be saved. How is it possible for anyone to sign up to a charter for fiscal responsibility without making it clear where they are going to make those savings?

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[26 Jan 2015]
Oral Question (Work & Pensions): All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): One of the reasons for using food banks—a reason given by those who use them—is delays in benefit payments. Am I right in thinking, however, that the average time for sorting out benefit payment disputes has been reduced to under two weeks?

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[22 Jan 2015]
Local MP attends valedictory dinner

On Thursday 22 January, North Oxfordshire MP the Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry attended a valedictory dinner hosted by Cherwell District Council.

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[20 Jan 2015]
Oral Question (Foreign & Commonwealth):

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): There is nothing fragile or unstable about Saudi Arabia, so given the public beheadings, public torture and public lashings, can my right hon. Friend confirm to the House that there are no arms sales by this country to Saudi Arabia?