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News archive 2005

December, 2005

Barrett secures space for awareness raising TB exhibition

Barrett calls for VAT breaks for charities

Barrett urges residents to avoid raw deal this Christmas

Barrett accuses West of double standards following WTO ‘letdown’

Barrett demands an end to Government excuses on corruption convention

Barrett joins UNICEF in fight to protect the world’s ‘invisible’ children

MP helps with tree-mendous project

Barrett demands answers on Edinburgh ‘terror flights’

Barrett demands urgent parliamentary debate on illegal ‘torture flights’

Charles Kennedy announces new Shadow Minister for Scotland

Barrett welcomes 11th hour climbdown on tax-breaks for second homes

Barrett joins campaigners on World Aids Day

November, 2005

Barrett demands answers over ‘massaged’ employment figures

Nuclear is not the answer

Barrett questions future of Postwatch following damning new report

Barrett questions future of Postwatch following damning new report

Failing CSA must now be scrapped – Barrett

Barrett to take complaints to the top after tax credit choas hits 10,000 edinburgh familes

Barrett leads calls to recognise TB pioneer Sir John Crofton

Barrett urges residents to beware of latest rogue mailing scam

Barrett demands urgent meeting with BAE chiefs following job losses announcement

Barrett demands urgent parliamentary debate on fuel poverty deaths

Barrett calls for overpaid tax credits to be written off after immigration leak

Over 10,000 women across Edinburgh to lose out on £200 council tax repayments

Barrett to meet constituents on day of trade justice lobby

October, 2005

Over a quarter of pensioners across Edinburgh missing out on pension credit

Barrett backing ‘wear it pink’

Government failing to prevent pensions crisis – Barrett

Barrett signs up for energy saving week

Barrett demands Parliament not Prime Minister given final say over war

Barrett meets with Minister to discuss Tax Credits fiasco

Barrett quizzes Hillary Benn over supporting parliaments in developing countries

Secretary of State must do more to encourage inward investment

Barrett appointed to powerfull quadripartite committee

Barrett defends right to protest in Parliament Square

Barrett urges Government to show compassion for earthquake victims

Barrett secures meeting with airport chiefs over delays

John Barrett demands meeting with airportofficials over delays

Barrett attends briefing on counter terrorism measures

Students let down by Labour

September, 2005

Barrett in Kyrgyzstan adressing parliamentarians from across Asia

No blank cheque for road user charging – Barrett

Barrett calls on international community not to forget G8 promises

Barrett hoping local volunteers will be nominated for Queen’s Award

Petrol Price shock shows importance of LPG

Barrett meets Queen at Royal Bank opening ceremony

Tax Credit choas continues

Barrett warns against any let-up in securing Global Fund cash

Action needed on TB

Government must do more to bolster faltering economy

August, 2005

Barrett and Smith launch response to airport masterplan consultation

Massive objection to Davidson’s Mains split

7,800 children in Edinburgh losing out with Child Trust Funds

Edinburgh’s share of lottery cash plummets

July, 2005

CSA an expensive failure and must be scrapped – Barrett

Barrett returned to powerful International Development Select Committee

We must never forget the sacrifices of our war veterans

Olympic success brings ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to the UK

G8 Summit opportunity ‘must not be squandered’

June, 2005

Barrett warns against complacency over African debt relief

Climate change must be a top G8 priority – Barrett

I.D. cards a waste of time and money – Barrett

Barrett calls for high speed rail link to curb short haul flights

Barrett given key role in cross party Sudan group

Local MP’s website shortlisted for top award

Barrett demands reform of “unfair” electoral system

Almost 10,000 families in Edinburgh forced to repay £10 million of tax credits

Fury at Gyle Post Office closure

February 2005

Climate change must be a top political priority – Barrett

January 2005

Local MP begins visit to Sudan

Barrett to help bring forward new law on Council Tax Benefit

Fury as Post Office consultation proven a sham

Fathers 4 Justice stunt threat ‘dangerous and grossly insensitive’ – Barrett

Barrett launches major ‘Safer Communities Campaign’

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