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Supplement to the House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
23 June 2006

SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM SUPPORTERS OF ST LEONARDS HOSPITAL, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK

15th June 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of supporters of St Leonards Hospital, Sudbury, Suffolk,

Declares that the Petitioners welcome the support for community hospitals in the recent Health White Paper "Our Health, Our Care, Our Say", which recognises the important role of a renewed community hospital network in delivering enhanced local care. The Petitioners are concerned by the continuing programme of cuts and closures to viable and valued community hospitals since the White Paper.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons shall urge the Department of Health to conduct a swift review of all decisions to reduce or close services.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM RESIDENTS OF GREENWICH, BEXLEY AND NEIGHBOURING AREAS

16th June 2006

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

The Humble Petition of residents of Greenwich, Bexley and neighbouring areas,

Sheweth

That there is grave concern about the growing incidence of the carrying of knives by young people and the increase in knife crime and the light sentences given to many perpetrators of knife crime.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House will urge the Secretary of State for Home Affairs to review and strengthen the law concerning the possession and use of knives, including the introduction of heavier sentences for those convicted.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM THE BRITISH CHINESE COMMUNITY

16th June 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of The British Chinese Community

Declares that we are opposed to the new immigration rules on Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) which have changed the length of time required to attain ILR for all UK work-related category visa holders from 4 to 5 years, including with retrospective effect for those who had applied before 3rd April 2006. We believe the rule has a negative impact on existing work-related category visa holders, who were under the impression that they were eligible to apply for ILR in the United Kingdom after 4 years. Many planned their lives and their family's lives around this timetable.

The Petitioners therefore request the House of Commons to urge Her Majesty's Government to permit all existing work-related category visa holders who held a work-related visa before 3rd April 2006 to remain eligible to apply for ILR in the UK after 4 years under the previous rules.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM GEORGE HENRY HAMILTON

21st June 2006

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

The Humble Petition of George Henry Hamilton,

Sheweth

That Freedom of Information legislation enabled the Petitioner to see his confidential file, which contained a number of errors, including that the Petitioner had threatened to commit suicide, that he had long standing psychiatric problems and that his deceased father had married his wife's deceased mother.

Wherefore your Petitioner prays that your Honourable House will urge the Government to introduce legislation requiring a former employer, named as a referee, to provide an accurate, balanced and fair reference; that any allusion to the former employee must not be vague; and that all statements, if challenged, must be substantiated by the former employee's personal records, accurately and truthfully compiled.

And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM MR D SCOTT AND OTHERS

21st June 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of Mr D Scott and others,

Declares that there is deep concern about the side effects that many people believe that they have suffered from being prescribed the drug Seroxat.

Further declares that the Health Select Committee should carry out an investigation into the drug and its possible side effects.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge Her Majesty's Government to place a moratorium on the prescription of Seroxat to new patients until a review has been carried out on the large body of evidence which now exists concerning the side effects of this drug.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM THE ISITFAIR COUNCIL TAX PROTEST CAMPAIGN

21st June 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign,

Declares that the year-on-year, inflation-busting increases in Council Tax are causing hardship to many and take no account of ability to pay; further that the proposed property revaluation and re-banding exercise will make an already flawed system even worse.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons votes to replace Council Tax with a fair and equitable tax that, without recourse to any supplementary benefit, takes into account ability to pay from disposable income. Such tax to be based on a system that is free from any geographically or politically motivated discrimination, and that clearly identifies the fiscal and managerial responsibilities of all involved parties.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM RESIDENTS OF BENFLEET, ESSEX AND OTHERS

21st June 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of residents of Benfleet and others,

Declares that the petitioners oppose the proposed development of a new domestic dwelling adjacent to 4, Felstead Close, Benfleet, Essex, on the grounds that it would cause overcrowding in an already crowded cul-de-sac, health and safety hazards in terms of access for emergency services, a danger to the local Infant School, extra traffic, noise and loss of privacy and would be detrimental to local residents' enjoyment of their homes.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons call upon the Government to refer the matter to Castle Point Borough Council, and urge the Council to reject the application.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.



 
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