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Scotland 'essential' for high speed rail bid, 08 December 2009
Barrett presses Brown on high speed rail pledge, 20 May 2009
High Speed Rail could not be delivered in an independent Scotland, 14 May 2009
Salmond should resign, but from Westminster, 06 February 2008
Barrett demands debate on Observatory funding fiasco, 05 February 2008
Barrett calls on Salmond to confirm Scottish disabled children ‘will not be left behind’, 16 January 2008
Barrett slams Government spin over nuclear consultation, 07 January 2008
Barrett urges residents to avoid raw deal this Christmas, 22 December 2007
Barrett backs ‘winter warmer’ campaign, 21 December 2007
Barrett welcomes pensions U-turn, 17 December 2007
Barrett slams Darling as almost 45,000 Edinburgh families hit by IT failure, 21 November 2007
IT failure final nail in the coffin for ID cards, 20 November 2007
Climate Change Bill should be tougher, 15 November 2007
Barrett ‘wears it pink’ for breast cancer awareness, 17 October 2007
Barrett backs fixed-term parliament Bill, 08 October 2007
Watch out for fake ‘charities’, 21 August 2007
Barrett attacks SNP for risking jobs by ‘playing politics’ with international aid, 26 June 2007
£1 million worth of digital charges to hit city pensioners and disabled, 20 June 2007
Barrett warns Government not to undermine Edinburgh Festival, 20 June 2007
Barrett attacks “irresponsible” SNP over trams, 19 June 2007
Barrett steps up pressure for Marine Bill, 08 June 2007
Barrett slams Government over lack of ambition for renewable energy, 07 June 2007
Barrett calls for urgent action over Darfur ‘genocide’, 05 June 2007
Government nuclear plans will undermine renewables revolution, 22 May 2007
Chancellor must make Tax Credit overhaul top priority, 21 May 2007
Barrett calls for urgent debate on tax credit fiasco, 09 May 2007
John Barrett MPbacks heart campaign and urges over 50s to “get physical” , 26 April 2007
Register to Vote - Deadline 18th April, 17 April 2007
Barrett to meet Scottish and Newcastle over take-over reports, 30 March 2007
Budget will hit poorest hardest, 21 March 2007
Barrett calls for debate on BA job losses, 09 March 2007
Barrett calls on Government to halt Post Office closure plans, 07 March 2007
Barrett demands fair deal for residents at Edinburgh Airport, 27 February 2007
Barrett leading support for national ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’, 26 February 2007
Barrett signs up for ‘Bin the Bomb’, 24 February 2007
Barrett criticises Government over nuclear folly, 22 February 2007
50,000 Edinburgh residents entitled to digital TV support, 25 January 2007
Barrett slams Government after 38,000 Scots left without CSA payments, 18 January 2007
Pensions’ system in desperate need of reform, 16 January 2007
Barrett calls for united front against post office closures, 10 January 2007
Queen’s Spice go for the double after curry nomination, 19 December 2006
Barrett urges residents to avoid raw deal this Christmas, 19 December 2006
Barrett launches use-it-or-lose-it campaign after Government unviels latest Post Office closures, 14 December 2006
Barrett calls for new approach to aviation, 14 December 2006
Barrett slams £800 million hidden write-off of CSA maintenance arrears, 13 December 2006
Barrett re-selected for next election , 12 December 2006
Government must not abandon CSA victims , 11 December 2006
Blair berated on Post Office failure ahead of landmark statement , 06 December 2006
Barrett to take Post Office concerns to DTI Minister, 01 December 2006
Barrett welcomes cat and dog fur ban breakthrough, 20 November 2006
Barrett calls on Minister to block ship to ship oil transfer decision, 20 November 2006
Barrett calls for action to tackle youth deaths on Scotland’s roads, 07 November 2006
Barrett demands action on child support backlog, 07 November 2006
Action demanded for families in child support ‘limbo’, 24 October 2006
Barrett demands urgent debate on bogus workmen, 19 October 2006
Barrett slams Government as Post Office cuts hit 30,000 across Edinburgh, 18 October 2006
Barrett calls on city to ‘stamp out’ fraud risk, 16 October 2006
Barrett makes case for Anglo-Scottish high speed rail link , 11 October 2006
Barrett takes the plunge for charity abseil , 11 October 2006
Barrett launches consultation on new child support agency , 26 September 2006
Barrett to take the plunge for charity abseil, 05 September 2006
Barrett calls for action to protect against winter chill for elderly, 04 September 2006
Barrett turns up heat on high-speed Edinburgh to London rail link, 29 August 2006
Send aid, not bombs, from Scotland, 28 July 2006
Barrett secures Westminster debate on high speed rail links, 26 July 2006
Barrett condems use of Scottish airports for ‘bomb flights’, 26 July 2006
Complex benefits systems must learn leasons from abroad, 20 July 2006
Barrett welcomes Edinburgh Airport master plan, 17 July 2006
Barrett calls on ministers to block ship to ship oil transfer decision, 17 July 2006
Nuclear ‘not the answer’ – Barrett, 11 July 2006
Barrett warns against nuclear future for Scotland, 19 June 2006
Edinburgh tax credit chaos “getting worse not better” – Barrett, 31 May 2006
Barrett calls for debate on bogus callers, 17 May 2006
Missed pensions credit target underlines need for fundamental pensions reform, 11 May 2006
Barrett and Scottish SPCA launch new airguns initiative, 08 May 2006
Barrett secures debate on Edinburgh families hit by tax credit chaos, 27 April 2006
Barrett launches major new Post Office campaign, 07 April 2006
Barrett slams Tories over climate change Bill, 17 March 2006
Barrett secures debate on ‘World TB Day’, 15 March 2006
Barrett demands answers over rendition flights, 07 March 2006
Barrett consults community groups over ‘red tape’, 03 March 2006
Barrett demands debate after Labour let down 20,000 Edinburgh Post Office users, 28 February 2006
Barrett backing ‘one bin day’, 21 February 2006
Historic by-election victory ‘only the beginning’, 10 February 2006
Barrett calls for urgent parliamentary debate on fuel poverty, 08 February 2006
Barrett responds to 100th British casualty in Iraq, 31 January 2006
Edinburgh’s incapacity claimants let down by Government , 25 January 2006
Nuclear is not the answer for Scotland , 18 January 2006
Barrett secures space for awareness raising TB exhibition, 29 December 2005
Barrett urges residents to avoid raw deal this Christmas, 23 December 2005
MP helps with tree-mendous project, 09 December 2005
Barrett demands answers on Edinburgh ‘terror flights’, 08 December 2005
Barrett demands urgent parliamentary debate on illegal ‘torture flights’, 05 December 2005
Charles Kennedy announces new Shadow Minister for Scotland, 05 December 2005
Barrett welcomes 11th hour climbdown on tax-breaks for second homes, 05 December 2005
Barrett questions future of Postwatch following damning new report, 29 November 2005
Barrett questions future of Postwatch following damning new report, 28 November 2005
Barrett urges residents to beware of latest rogue mailing scam, 17 November 2005
Barrett demands urgent meeting with BAE chiefs following job losses announcement, 16 November 2005
Barrett demands urgent parliamentary debate on fuel poverty deaths, 14 November 2005
Over 10,000 women across Edinburgh to lose out on £200 council tax repayments, 07 November 2005
Secretary of State must do more to encourage inward investment, 18 October 2005

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Future Energy Needs (Scotland), 01 December 2005
Response to the Future of Air Transport in the UK: Scotland, 25 June 2003

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