Hugh Bayley: Patients with mental health problems who are referred for psychological therapies wait, on average, less than 40 days for treatment, but in York the wait is 125 days. My constituent, Laura Goodacre, has now waited nearly 350 days. Will the Minister look at this worrying case and the need for our mental health trusts in York to reduce waiting times?
Hugh Bayley: Two minutes.
Hugh Bayley: I, too, have learned a lot. It has been a privilege to listen to the debate. Question put and agreed to. Sitting adjourned.
Hugh Bayley: I call Jim Shannon and gently remind him to leave sufficient time for the Minister to reply.
Hugh Bayley: Order. I understand from the body language of the hon. Gentleman and the Minister that neither objects to other brief speeches being made.
Hugh Bayley: We now come to the debate on support and rehabilitation for veterans. While Members move around and take their places, it might be helpful for me to say a brief word about the procedural situation. Earlier we had two Divisions in the House, so the timetable for the afternoon debates is running 26 minutes late. We will start the debate in a moment, when the next Minister has had the...
Hugh Bayley: Order. I thank all Members who have participated in the libraries debate; it was a good debate. I now ought to explain the procedure for what happens next. During the libraries debate, we had two Divisions, which meant we were suspended for 26 minutes. Therefore, we could continue the next debate, which I will be happy to start as soon as Members have taken their seats and got themselves...
Hugh Bayley: During this Parliament, the National Statistics Authority has repeatedly had to write to Ministers to ask them to correct misleading or false statements on the growth of the national debt, the amount the Government spend on flood protection and much else, and to ask the Government in future to publish the figures as quality assured official statistics. Do the Government agree it is now time...
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the UK Statistics Authority has written to ministers or officials since May 2010 to question or correct numerical information or statements made by ministers or departments.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Boulogne Barracks, Catterick, was last used as accommodation for single servicemen and women; what the maximum number of personnel who could be accommodated in that barracks was at that time; and if he will make an estimate of how much the cost was of renovating that barracks for use as single living accommodation.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military personnel and (b) UK personnel there will be in the NATO training, advice and assistance mission in Afghanistan in 2015.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether agreement has been reached with the President of Afghanistan on the role and status of (a) foreign and (b) UK military personnel in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) HM service personnel and (b) civilians have been seconded by the UK Government to (a) MINUSMA and (b) the EU Training Mission in Mali; and how many such personnel speak both English and French.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) total Allied and (b) UK financial contribution to the Afghan National Security Forces will be in the current year; and how much is pledged for each contribution in each of the next three years.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many single servicemen and servicewomen based at or near Catterick, North Yorkshire, are currently accommodated in (a) single living accommodation provided for his Department by a contractor and (b) other private rented accommodation; and what the average cost per month per person is to his Department for each such type of accommodation.
Hugh Bayley: I have just returned from Mali, which continues to face real security threats for al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. The military commander of MINUSMA says that just 30 bilingual English-French speaking staff officers would make a huge difference to the Malian army’s response to these threats, and the EU training mission says that it needs to continue beyond May of next year. What...
Hugh Bayley: What have the Government done to make schools more energy-efficient and to make pupils more aware of the need to cut carbon emissions? Will the Secretary of State voice her support today for the run on sun campaign of Friends of the Earth to install solar panels in schools?
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time for talking therapies for patients with a mental health problem was in (i) each clinical commissioning group area in 2013-14 and (ii) each primary care trust area in (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2012-13.
Hugh Bayley: Order. Before the hon. Gentleman intervenes, I remind Members that this debate is about the recording of crime statistics, rather than a general debate about policing. We have plenty of time for the debate, but we should focus on the content of the Select Committee’s report and the Government’s response.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to announce future programme partnership funding from her Department from 2015-16 onwards.