Regeneration of towns and cities in England – Alison McGovern.
Alison McGovern: I am listening carefully to the hon. Gentleman. I am especially pleased to hear that he pays great attention to the views of his constituents. When a single parent with two kids who loses thousands in tax credits comes to his surgery and explains how much worse off they are in work, what is he going to say?
Alison McGovern: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Alison McGovern: The hon. and learned Lady asks what the Opposition are waiting for before balancing the books. I am waiting for the Chancellor to meet his promise. In that regard, what representations has she made to him about the detail in the Red Book pushing out his deficit target by yet another year?
Alison McGovern: Answer the question.
Alison McGovern: My hon. Friend makes an important point. May I remind her of the promise made—it sounds bizarre now, though I remember it being made at the time—to be the greenest Government ever?
Alison McGovern: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Alison McGovern: Let me bring the Minister back to the important issue of business rates, because we have a crisis on our hands. There are reports that the valuation office is now having to deal with 500 appeals a day. Will he just throw businesses a rope? They do not believe that the Government will change a thing, so will he offer them an interim report on their review in September?
Alison McGovern: The hon. Lady is making an important point. Does she think that all lone parents are able to work 35 hours a week?
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is available for nurses in supporting people with learning disabilities in England.
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist nurses are trained to support people with learning disabilities in England.
Alison McGovern: Before I begin, I would like to say to the hon. Members for Paisley and Renfrewshire North (Gavin Newlands), for Erewash (Maggie Throup), for Southampton, Itchen (Royston Smith), for Chippenham (Michelle Donelan) and for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (Stuart C. McDonald) that they have each made great first contributions to this place. It was a pleasure to hear them. My hon....
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help protect cultural sites in the Middle East.
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on establishing a cultural protection fund.
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of establishing a cultural protection fund.
Alison McGovern: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what representations the Government has made to employers on the introduction of company policies to tackle sexism at work and the use of staff representatives with whom employees can raise such issues.
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to introduce relationship skills to the school curriculum.
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on paediatric bereavement nurses in each of the last five years.
Alison McGovern: The great Englishman John Donne said: “No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main”. With reference to vulnerable child refugees, does the Prime Minister agree?
Alison McGovern: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of the overall cost of intervention in UK banks following the financial crisis of 2007-08.