Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by his Department in implementing the commitments contained in the Government’s action plan for transgender equality; and if he will make a statement.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what progress has been made by his Department in implementing the commitment contained in the Government's action plan for transgender equality to improve guidance for employers and customers for the implications of gender reassignment for tax purposes; (2) if he will issue guidance for employers and customers for people who do not wish to be...
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made by his Department in implementing the commitments contained in the Government’s action plan for transgender equality; and if he will make a statement.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what progress her Department has made on implementing the commitments contained in the Government’s action plan for transgender equality to review how gender identification is represented in passport application forms and passports; and if she will make a statement; (2) when her Department ceased to record on passports the...
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the feasibility of issuing non-gender specific driving licences to people who do not identify as a particular gender.
Hugh Bayley: Like my hon. Friend, I represent a constituency that is at great risk of flooding. I know the human suffering when people lose personal possessions—photos of weddings and of deceased relatives—homes and businesses. Will he say a little bit about how people in his constituency are coping with those pressures?
Hugh Bayley: It is right to begin with the human cost of flooding. My constituency is no stranger to flooding, and the devastation to home owners and businesses is incredible, which is why we need a clear policy, supported and understood by Members on both sides of the House, whichever party is in government, that gives the public confidence that the Government will provide the investment in flood...
Hugh Bayley: Well, he gave figures that are being contested by the independent UK Statistics Authority. I wish him a speedy recover—
Hugh Bayley: I just have found a different way of phrasing it. I wish the Secretary of State a speedy recovery, but when he returns he should make a statement to the House to apologise for inadvertently misleading us and to confirm that figures issued on flood protection will in future be provided as official statistics from the UK Statistics Authority. [Interruption.] If he wants to apologise to me for...
Hugh Bayley: If it is right for the Government to cut the budget to below what it was when they came to office, why is it right for them to propose in two years’ time to increase the budget to more than it was when they came into office?
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Hugh Bayley: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what progress has been made by her Department in implementing the commitments contained in the Government’s action plan for transgender equality; and if she will make a statement.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what guidance her Department has issued to other Departments on legal recognition for the purpose of official documents for those who do not associate with a particular gender.
Hugh Bayley: Order. I am not asking the hon. Gentleman to terminate his speech, but perhaps he would sit down just for a moment. I must vacate the Chair now, and my colleague will take over. We have had plenty of time for two speeches from both sides of the Chamber and they have ranged widely, but two more Members want to catch the Chair’s eye. The wind-ups will start a little before 4 o’clock, so I...
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what (a) legislative and (b) non-legislative measures the Government has introduced to promote equal opportunities for transgender people in the UK since May 2010.
Hugh Bayley: What impact will our worsening relations with Russia have on our ability and that of our NATO allies to bring military equipment from Afghanistan back home via the overland route through Russia?
Hugh Bayley: Russia’s increasingly belligerent foreign policy—its military aggression in Crimea and the continued occupation of parts of Georgia—is funded by exports of its gas and oil. What can the European Union do to make countries in central and eastern Europe less dependent on oil and gas imports from Russia, and also make Ukraine less dependent?
Hugh Bayley: How much her Department gave in aid to Mali in 2013; and how much it plans to give to that country in 2014.
Hugh Bayley: I welcome the fact that the Government are considering additional funding. To date, most of the money has been used for humanitarian relief because of the political weakness and the terrorist threat not just in Mali but across the region. Should we not now put money into development to provide livelihoods for young people, so that they do not turn to the terrorists and can make a future for...