25 Feb 2003
John Robertson: I should like to draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Interests. May I also add that British Music Rights gave me a ticket to last Thursday’s Brit awards, which helped me to compile the information that I am about to use? I had an excellent time.
May I tell the hon. Member for Ryedale (Mr. Greenway) that while he was enjoying the Scotland-Ireland game in Glasgow, I was in my office in London enjoying the England-Australia game on television? I know that he would get back to me if I did not mention that.
12th Feb 2003
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland): I shall condense my speech as best I can. I hope that there is not another Division, because it may scupper the proceedings.
I am delighted to have secured the debate. My early-day motion 115 on the subject has attracted 100 names. I have also asked questions about it at Prime Minister’s questions, business questions and to the Deputy Prime Minister. I have been trying for some time to debate hoax calls. My wife was a manager at a 999 centre, so I have some knowledge of the subject and various pieces of information have been fed to me about it.