Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he first contacted GSK about the price of the meningitis B vaccine.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children died of meningitis B in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission a survey to establish the initial origins and final destinations within the London area of passengers leaving or entering Euston by InterCity services on the West Coast Mainline broken down by the non-London stations at which passengers boarded or disembarked.
Frank Dobson: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is the benefits that the alternatives to HS2 would bring to other parts of the country that probably explain why there is a majority against HS2 in every region of this country, according to the opinion polls, even in the north-west, where people are most enthusiastic about it? Even there, the divide is 43% to 39%.
Frank Dobson: I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs Gillan) for her kind remarks about our co-operation and for thanking the various bodies concerned. Today’s report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee batters great lumps out of the case for HS2. The Committee did not ask any questions that we have not been asking for the last five years. HS2 had no...
Frank Dobson: I should add, Mr Betts, that the people who have been making those preposterous estimates, coming up with ludicrous proposals that will not work, are all very well-rewarded consultants. I believe that they have already had three quarters of a billion pounds in fees, so hard-working consultants are doing rather well. As far as I can see, the only train that has actually moved is the...
Frank Dobson: Having been a Member of this House for 36 years, I suspect that I have listened to about 45 Budget statements, but I must say that I cannot remember one that was so self-congratulatory—the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered it almost like a lap of honour. I must concede that he can claim one great success: he has been very effective in getting across the idea that the worldwide recession...
Frank Dobson: No, because that would take up other Members’ time. The Tories also promised to clear the deficit. The right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) said that nobody can forecast that. Well, perhaps they cannot forecast it, but they did make that promise and they have not kept it; they have reduced the deficit by a third. They promised to reduce the national debt but, as my...
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a map showing the assumed origin and destination overground, underground or mainline station in London used to predict the passenger use of Euston and Old Oak Common.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what formula his Department used to calculate the likely distribution of use between Euston and Old Oak Common of passengers from each London transport zone; and how his Department determined the inputs for that formula.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what forecast his Department has made of the number of passengers who will use High Speed 2 in (a) the year after the opening of Phase 1, (b) the year after the opening of Phase 2 and (c) the last year of the planning period; and how many passengers in each such period his Department forecasts will use (i) Euston and (ii) Old Oak Common station to...
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) surveys, (b) modelling or (c) other methods his Department used to calculate the distribution across London transport zones of High Speed 2 passengers; and whether figures used for such calculations were of mainline or other passengers.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what forecast his Department has made of the number of passengers from each London transport zone who will board or leave High Speed 2 (HS2) trains in London in each phase of HS2; and what forecast he has made of the number and proportion of such passengers who will so board or leave at Euston.
Frank Dobson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of tax relief on buy-to-let house purchases in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220507 on plans for High Speed 2, whether a full-scale redevelopment of Euston Station has been abandoned; and whether plans have reverted to Option 8.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to identify and prosecute any British citizens or residents for possession of or trafficking in historic artefacts stolen from Iraq or Syria.
Frank Dobson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to prevent British financial institutions facilitating the sale of (a) oil and (b) historic artefacts by ISIL.
Frank Dobson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 224902, tabled by the hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras on 23 February 2015 for Named day answer on 26 February 2015.
Frank Dobson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to require RBS and Lloyds to disclose the activities of their subsidiary companies located in tax havens.
Frank Dobson: The Home Secretary spends a great deal of time trying to persuade us that there needs to be more surveillance of everyone and that more data need to be collected. Does she not agree that recent cases suggest that the biggest problem is the incapacity of the security services—although it is not their fault—to deal adequately with the data and information that they already possess?