Orphaned opencast mines – Madeleine Moon.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will confirm how many publicly-funded colleges have been (a) granted and (b) refused international licences to run privately-funded courses in each year since 2008.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the quality of DAB radio coverage in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of DAB radio reception across Wales; what information his Department holds on which areas in Wales have poor DAB reception; what steps his Department has taken to improve poor reception in such areas; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: In the last Parliament, the Defence Committee undertook an inquiry into strategic defence planning, and we found it woefully inadequate. The former Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee told us that the Prime Minister’s idea of strategy was “What’s next?” What is next seems to be a plan that is coming forward in September for us to take action in Syria. Will the...
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Madeleine Moon: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Would it be appropriate to ask to put on the record the thanks of everyone who has taken part in this debate for the very full and thorough reply that we have all received from the Deputy Leader of the House. To be honest, I have never heard such a fantastic response from a Minister at the Dispatch Box, and we all owe her a great thank you.
Madeleine Moon: When I was in Australia, I discovered that the Australian Government pay for every child to travel across Australia to go to the Parliament so that they can experience how democracy works in their country. Would it not be wonderful if train companies in Britain could do the same, because the cost of transporting children from poorer areas such as my constituency mean that many never get here?
Madeleine Moon: Today we have an opportunity hopefully to bring some closure on issues that have been with us over the Parliament. It was announced during business questions that the Backbench Business Committee is about to restart. I hope that Members will take the opportunity when leaving the Chamber today to go down to Dining Room A, where, because of my interest in Parkinson’s, motor neurone and...
Madeleine Moon: A recent report by Citizens Advice Wales shows a 14% increase in the number of people going to their offices for help and support. The top 10 issues that people go for advice about are the personal independence payment, the employment and support allowance, working tax credits, child tax credit, housing benefit and disability living allowance—and the rest all relate to debt. May we have...
Madeleine Moon: I disagree with the hon. Gentleman. The issue here is not the English question, but the Conservative question. It has nothing at all to do with England, and everything to do with the Conservative party and its desire to steal power.
Madeleine Moon: The hon. Lady was a Member of the Welsh Assembly, so she knows that there is a dynamic relationship between Members of Parliament and Assembly Members and that devolution is about the conversation between this House and a sovereign body in the devolved place. To say that an MP can represent themselves and two minds is nonsense, is it not?
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for Larium GPs issued in each year from 2010 to date; what the cost was of those prescriptions; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: Community-based cadet forces heard with great envy about the £50 million of additional funds for school-based cadet units, but what will be the impact of that funding on community-based units? There is great concern that students will be seduced into staying in school, rather than attending community-based units. Some instructors in community-based units are extremely anxious that they...
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 3116, when copies of the Estyn and QAA inspection were requested from Bridgend College; and if she will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were made for asylum in the UK by Libyans between June 2014 and the end of November 2014; how many Libyans who made such applications (a) remain in the UK awaiting a decision and (b) have been refused asylum; and if she will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) total and (b) set up costs of the Libyan training mission at Bassingbourn base were; what payments have been made by the Libyan government to cover (i) activation costs, (ii) flights, (iii) repairs, (iv) training, (v) facilities management and catering, (vi) infrastructure inventory and consumable items, (vii) personal costs, (viii)...
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 24 June 2015 and 1 July 2015 to Questions 5131 and 2850, what damage is covered by the figure of £472,283 given in a Freedom of Information response in May 2015; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Italian counterpart on (a) monitoring and (b) lessons learned from the training of Libyan personnel in Italy; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: The hon. Gentleman is outlining a new idea for Parliament—post-legislative scrutiny—because the Standing Orders will already have been approved. His Committee might say they are rubbish, but we will be stuck with them for a year. What are we going to do about that?