Month: May 2011

Anna Soubry speaks on the Government’s Sentencing Policy

Anna Soubry (Broxtowe) (Con): I have been a Member of Parliament for a year, but I do not think that I have ever smelt such rank political hypocrisy as that which is emanating from the Opposition Benches. I practised as a criminal barrister for 16 years, just a little longer than

Anna Soubry Speaks on the Magistracy

Anna Soubry (Broxtowe) (Con): I am exceptionally grateful to you for calling me, Madam Deputy Speaker, because I have perhaps rather better news—it is at least different news—than what we heard in the previous speech. I would like to talk briefly about the outstanding work of magistrates and the invaluable role

Anna Soubry Welcomes Castle College Merger

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has welcomed the merger of Castle College and South Nottingham College.  Castle was a merger of various Colleges in the Nottingham area including Broxtowe College in Beeston and the Arthur Mee Centre in Stapleford.  Anna Said: “I am pleased there is stability and a more secure

Anna Soubry asks a question on Motor Insurance Premiums

Anna Soubry: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department takes to monitor trends in motor insurance premiums; and if he will make a statement. Mike Penning: The setting of insurance premiums is a matter for the insurers based on a commercial decision. The Office for National Statistics

Anna Soubry calls for boycott of Circus in Stapleford

Anna has today welcomed the Government’s announcement to introduce strict new licenses to safeguard the welfare of wild animals used in circuses. Last week Anna called on people to boycott the Circus in Stapleford which uses a number of different species of wild animals in performances. ” I have never

Anna Soubry asks a Question at Prime Minister’s Questions

Anna Soubry: Hard-working families in Broxtowe want a cap on benefits, but the Labour party will vote against such a cap. Would the Prime Minister help us in this way: who is living in the real world and who is representing real families—us or them? The Prime Minister: My hon. Friend is

Anna Soubry asks a Question on Road Accidents

Anna Soubry: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured as a result of road accidents in which a blind spot of a vehicle was found to be the primary cause in each of the last five years. Mike Penning: It is not possible to identify accidents