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News archive 2006

December, 2006

Queen’s Spice go for the double after curry nomination

Gas safety in the home not just ‘hot air’

Barrett urges residents to avoid raw deal this Christmas

Barrett calls for helping hand to ward off winter chill

Barrett launches use-it-or-lose-it campaign after Government unviels latest Post Office closures

Barrett calls for new approach to aviation

New Post Office Card Account must be available to all

Barrett slams £800 million hidden write-off of CSA maintenance arrears

Barrett re-selected for next election

Government must not abandon CSA victims

Blair berated on Post Office failure ahead of landmark statement

Barrett on Trident

Barrett to take Post Office concerns to DTI Minister

November, 2006

Barrett welcomes cat and dog fur ban breakthrough

Barrett calls on Minister to block ship to ship oil transfer decision

Barrett comments on Queen’s speech

Barrett calls for helping hand for charities

Barrett launches nationwide curry competition

Barrett calls for action to tackle youth deaths on Scotland’s roads

Barrett demands action on child support backlog

Barrett calls for focus on preparation for international disasters

October, 2006

Barrett calls for Iraq inquiry

Barrett calls for greater focus on conflict prevention

Barrett launches new motion on dog and cat fur ban

Action demanded for families in child support ‘limbo’

Barrett demands urgent debate on bogus workmen

Barrett slams Government as Post Office cuts hit 30,000 across Edinburgh

Barrett teams up with Queen to tackle climate change

Barrett calls on city to ‘stamp out’ fraud risk

Scottish SPCA and Barrett welcome ‘historic’ vote on dog and cat fur ban

Barrett calls for an end to double standards on trade talks

Barrett makes case for Anglo-Scottish high speed rail link

Barrett takes the plunge for charity abseil

Barrett lays down climate change challenge ahead of emissions summit

September, 2006

Barrett ‘stirred’ into action for world’s biggest coffee morning

Barrett launches consultation on new child support agency

Barrett calls for ‘full public debate’ on trident replacement

Barrett calls for international action on Global Day for Darfur

Barrett questions Minister over Darfur aid agency safety

Barrett to take the plunge for charity abseil

Barrett calls for action to protect against winter chill for elderly

Barrett calls for CSA loop-holes for self employed parents to be closed

August, 2006

Barrett launches new safer communities initiative

Barrett backs local food campaign

Barrett turns up heat on high-speed Edinburgh to London rail link

July, 2006

Barrett expresses concern about arrests of Zamfara State government officials

Barrett slams Treasury over Energy Saving Trust VAT Bill

Send aid, not bombs, from Scotland

Barrett nominates Muirhouse for ‘no charge’ cash machine scheme

Barrett secures Westminster debate on high speed rail links

Barrett condems use of Scottish airports for ‘bomb flights’

Ministers must not abandon CSA children failed by system

Complex benefits systems must learn leasons from abroad

Barrett welcomes Edinburgh Airport master plan

Barrett calls on ministers to block ship to ship oil transfer decision

New Development White Paper must follow through on G8 promises

Ministers in denial over tax credit chaos

Nuclear ‘not the answer’ – Barrett

Barrett backs moves against ‘quick fix’ nuclear build

Unacceptable tax credit waste costing every household £166

June, 2006

Devastating report ‘last straw’ for failing CSA

New report highlights more tax credit troubles

Barrett makes Veterans’ Day call to claim badges

Rising complaints underline need for child support overhaul

Barrett warns against nuclear future for Scotland

Barrett speaks in favour of new transparency bill

Less reality TV, more global reality

Barrett calls for urgent Government action on whaling

Barrett calls on Prime Minister to find public use for Dorneywood

May, 2006

Edinburgh tax credit chaos “getting worse not better” – Barrett

Barrett calls for tax credit shake-up

Pensions white paper unlikely to provide a long-term settlement for pensions

Barrett honoured by animal welfare group

Barrett backs ‘lungs are for life’ campaign

Barrett calls for debate on bogus callers

Missed pensions credit target underlines need for fundamental pensions reform

Barrett joins calls for urgent action on arms trade controls

Barrett and Scottish SPCA launch new airguns initiative

Queensferry restaurant qualifies for Tiffin Cup final

April, 2006

Barrett secures debate on Edinburgh families hit by tax credit chaos

Chernobyl anniversary underlines the dangers of nuclear power

Barrett demands reform of ‘disgraceful’ tax credit system

Barrett launches major new Post Office campaign

March, 2006

“Remove Blue Peter badges from eBay” demands Barrett

Barrett attacks Darling over lack of environmental ambition

Barrett grills Minister over ‘fatally flawed’ ID cards proposals

Barrett slams Tories over climate change Bill

Barrett secures debate on ‘World TB Day’

Barrett calls for Government action on child poverty

Scottish airports do not need celebrity facelift

Barrett demands answers over rendition flights

Barrett raises awareness in run up to World TB Day

Local MP leading support for national ‘Fairtrade fortnight’

Government should listen to its own advisors on nuclear power

Barrett consults community groups over ‘red tape’

Barrett urges energy saving measures as energy price hikes start to bite

February, 2006

Barrett demands debate after Labour let down 20,000 Edinburgh Post Office users

Barrett backing ‘one bin day’

Barrett attacks Government over latest Post Office let-down

Barrett attacks ‘creeping compulsion’ of ID card proposals

Historic by-election victory ‘only the beginning’

Second CSA review in a year is beyond absurd

Barrett calls for urgent parliamentary debate on fuel poverty

Time to bite the bullet on CSA future

Pensioners paying £4,680 million too much council tax under Labour

January, 2006

Barrett responds to 100th British casualty in Iraq

Holocaust memorial more relevant than ever

Barrett calls for Sudan sanctions over Darfur violence

Edinburgh’s incapacity claimants let down by Government

Barrett joins Khan and Geldof for launch of new Bill

Nuclear is not the answer for Scotland

Failing CSA must now be scrapped

Gas safety in the home not just ‘hot air’

Barrett renews calls for dog and cat fur ban

Barrett demands more action on child poverty

Barrett backs Christmas card recycling

Disabled should get winter fuel payments

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