Category Archives: Clive in Parliament

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill

Clive Efford (Eltham, Labour) : I welcome parts of the Bill; there are other parts that bemuse me, and others to which I am violently opposed. As we are considering the role of local authorities in scrutiny, I will make my contribution in that spirit. Continue reading

Railways improving despite the flawed structure of the industry

Clive Efford (Eltham) (Lab): I commend the Select Committee report to the Minister. It reaches a number of conclusions about the state of the rail industry, which should help to formulate Government policy, particularly regarding the franchising of rail services. Continue reading

Clive calls for radical overhaul of special education needs provision

Clive Efford: I know that several hon. Members have said that they will be brief, and I will try to do the same. I have three quick points to make. Continue reading

Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Bill

Clive Efford (Eltham) (Lab): I add my congratulations to my right hon. Friend the Member for Swansea, West (Mr. Williams). He was kind enough to ask me to be a sponsor of the Bill, but with his experience of the procedures of the House it was not the most onerous task to support his Bill as he is so capable of steering it through all its stages. It is no surprise that it has reached Third Reading this morning. Continue reading

Select Committee call for radical overhaul of parking rules

The Transport Select Committee, of which Clive is a member, has called for the rules governing parking to be overhauled. – The report said “It is…important that the Government, local authorities, and citizens work together for parking solutions which are sensible, fair, uniform in their essentials, but which are as responsive as possible to the wide variety of local requirements throughout the country.” Continue reading