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News archive 2004

December 2004
16-12-04 Barrett to challenge new Home Secretary on identity cards
15-12-04 Local MP to join Scottish Regiments march
15-12-04 Airport expansion must not be at expense of Highland Centre – Barrett
3-12-04 Barrett backs campaign for cancer patients
2-12-04 Barrett supports Carers’ Rights Day
1-12-04 Barrett calls for import ban to fight mass seal slaughter
November 2004
30-11-04 Barrett supports Scout Post
26-11-04 Barrett demands answers on Tax Credit fiasco
19-11-04 Edinburgh lone parent pilot ignores failure of New Deal
17-11-04 Pensioners deserve a better deal – Barrett
16-11-04 Disease the real weapon of mass destruction – Barrett
12-11-04 Barrett to join West Edinburgh in remembrance this Sunday
11-11-04 Local MP secures debate on pensioner poverty
10-11-04 Inquiry into Sudan crisis begins
October 2004
29-10-04 Colinton shows only Lib Dems can challenge Labour in General Election – Barrett
28-10-04 Local MP joins Big Turn Off!
27-10-04 Barrett anger at Post Office closure announcements
25-10-04 Barrett visits India as part of key Commons inquiry
14-10-04 Government must act on pensions crisis – Barrett
September 2004
17-09-04 Barrett to raise local racist attack with Home Secretary
16-09-04 New Inquiry into Sudan crisis to include local MP
14-09-04 Lib Dems object over plans to close two ‘vital’ city Post Offices
13-09-04 Olympic bid must benefit whole of UK — Barrett
August 2004
24-08-04 Local MP organises two public meetings ahead of key Post Office debate
17-08-04 Government must protect customers over cash machine charges – Barrett
10-08-04 Barrett secures crucial debate on Edinburgh Post Office closures
4-08-04 Barrett disbelief over Tory Post Office hypocrisy
2-08-04 Edinburgh’s share of lottery cash falling – Barrett
July 2004
28-07-04 Barrett and Smith join forces to fight Post Office closures
21-07-04 Barrett part of new inquiry into Iraq
9-07-04 Barrett backs campaign against Israeli wall
6-07-04 Gift Aid – The Final Countdown?
2-07-04 Firework proposals ‘must be toughened up’ – Barrett
June 2004
30-06-04 Barrett challenges Blair on Post Offices
28-06-04 Barrett outrage over council’s atrocious benefits record
23-06-04 Action needed to avert Aids catastrophe – Barrett
22-06-04 19,000 people in Edinburgh missing out on Council Tax Benefit – Barrett
17-06-04 “Government allowing state pension to wither on the vine” – Barret
May 2004
27-05-04 Rough ride for galas just not fair
27-05-04 Debt relief to poorest countries ‘too slow’ – Barrett
26-05-04 Barrett calls for investigation into lost company tax billions
19-05-04 Barrett condemns Commons attack
12-05-04 Barrett calls for car insurance discs
10-05-04 Rising insurance costs threaten community events - Barrett
5-05-04 Discrimination over disability benefits must end - Barrett
4-05-04 Barrett backs bill on arms trade
April 2004
29-04-04 Means testing of pensioners has failed – Barrett
27-04-04 Outrage at insurance market
27-04-04 Report on first time buyers shows need for Treasury action - Barrett
22-04-04 Tax credit report confirms case for compensation - Barrett
22-04-04 Local MP goes back to school
21-04-04 Chancellor’s £100 for pensioners “a cheap gimmick” – Barrett
14-04-04 Barrett secures debate on global threat of T.B.
7-04-04 Government losing war on benefit fraud – Barrett
5-04-04 Consultation on city Post Office closures must have integrity – Barrett
1-04-04 “Time to scrap VAT on audio books” – Barrett
March 2004
30-03-04 Barrett challenge to Brown on aid spending: “Put your money where your mouth is”
25-03-04 Barrett calls for new commissioner to promote pensioner welfare
23-03-04 Barrett attends global summit on World Tuberculosis Day
17-03-04 Barrett delighted at Corstorphine tree return
10-03-04 Axe the tax – Barrett
9-03-04 Barrett highlights shortcomings of Disability Benefits system
8-03-04 Barrett presses Minister for more Support for UK Film Industry
5-03-04 John Barrett promotes diabetes testing
4-03-04 Barrett Calls on Government to Postpone Changes to Gift Aid Regulations
February 2004
20-02-04 Non-collection of Council Tax costs each household £50 a year – Barrett
10-02-04 Government must admit Pension Credit is failing – Barrett
9-02-04 Barrett backs plans to keep 129 MSPs
5-02-04 Barrett obtains debate on Government aviation plans
3-02-04 Benefits roller-coaster must end – Barrett
2-02-04 Fur trade petition presented to Downing Street
January 2004
23-01-04 Barrett joins forces with Lib Dem MPs over bank access at Post Offices
15-01-04 “Commission report shows need to axe Council Tax” – Barrett
14-01-04 Pension Credit take-up in Edinburgh barely 40% – Barrett
12-01-04 Barrett calls for amnesty for Tax Credit overpayments
8-01-04 Top-up fees Bill must be opposed – Barrett
5-01-04 Barrett welcomes Edinburgh’s record lottery cash share
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