Brian H Donohoe: Ownership is currently entirely within British hands. It is possible that that would no longer be the case if privatisation goes ahead.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to the public purse was of (a) posting his Department's letter on England's National Apprenticeship Week to hon. Members representing seats in Scotland and (b) printing those letters; and if he will make a statement.
Brian H Donohoe: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it not also the case that “Erskine May” makes it very clear that no Member of Parliament should criticise another and call them a name that relates to an animal? In those circumstances, is it not only right that the Prime Minister should come back to the House and apologise to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolsover (Mr Skinner)?
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to reduce the level of VAT levied on sanitary products for women to zero per cent; and if he will make a statement.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department allocated to research on spinal muscular atrophy in the latest period for which figures are available.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the standard of NHS care for (a) children and (b) adults with spinal muscular atrophy; and if he will make a statement.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to offer screening for the spinal muscular atrophy gene on the NHS.
Brian H Donohoe: How many young people are not in employment, training or education in Scotland.
Brian H Donohoe: I thank the Secretary of State for that response, but it does not really answer the question of what is happening between the ages of 16 and 18, which is as important, if not more important. What is he doing to encourage youngsters to enter industry and to enable them to take up apprenticeships as joiners, electricians and plumbers, because this Government have failed to attract people into...
Brian H Donohoe: I seek an assurance from the Secretary of State regarding the uncertainties that arise by virtue of the time being taken to get to the point where we have a referendum, which are very damaging for inward investment possibilities. Right now I am trying to get inward investment of some size into my constituency, but it is highly probable that as a consequence of all this the high levels of...
Brian H Donohoe: Timetables are important to railways. When does the Secretary of State expect to see the first high-speed train into Glasgow Central station running on high-speed rails?
Brian H Donohoe: Earlier this year, I put down a parliamentary question about the situation regarding employment tribunals. I was told that information on the length of time was not held centrally. Subsequently, I have discovered that there is such information, but that it does not show what the Government intend to do, which is to extend the period in which a person has the right to apply to an employment...
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many of the 140 responders to the Government's consultation on the reform of air passenger duty who commented on the banding structure supported (a) the retention of a four-band structure, (b) a three-band structure and (c) a two band structure; (2) how many of the 70 responders to the Government's consultation on the reform of air passenger...
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of issuing V5C vehicle registration certificates to all owners of cars; and if she will make a statement.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of the consultation on the reform of air passenger duty; and if he will estimate the number of hours officials in his Department have been engaged in the consultation.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely amount of air passenger duty paid per passenger journey to (a) the Caribbean and (b) Hawaii following implementation of his planned reforms to air passenger duty.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when airlines were informed of the new air passenger duty rates applicable from 1 April 2012.
Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of the changes to air passenger duty announced in the Government response to the consultation on the reform of air passenger duty are intended to achieve greater simplification of the system.
Brian H Donohoe: I thank Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National party for securing this debate and for ensuring that the damaging pension plans continue to be at the top of the political agenda. As the Minister said, the SNP had choices. In relation to the final part of the motion, the SNP gave away its choices in refusing the opportunity that it had in the Scottish Parliament to vary taxes by 3p. If it had...
Brian H Donohoe: We live, at this stage, in the United Kingdom. If the SNP is suggesting that Scotland has a different set of circumstances for pensions than England or Wales, there is something wrong with the system. We live in the United Kingdom and SNP Members have to accept that. I have more in common with a joiner in Newcastle than with the director of the Royal Bank of Scotland. That is the way that...