David Drew: So far, everyone has talked about getting people into work, but there is a group of people who are in work—the self-employed. One problem with universal credit is that because of their housing problems those people often end up needing support in that principal area. There is some evidence that the self-employed are particularly badly affected by universal credit. Would it not be...
David Drew: Far from what the hon. Member for Broxbourne (Mr Walker) said, will the Minister have another look at the role of tenancy deposits and the way certain agents do not carry through their legal obligation to ensure that the money is safe? Will he ensure that landlords do not hold money back for ridiculous repair jobs that have nothing to do with the tenants? That is both unfair and a real slur...
David Drew: Does the Minister accept that there are many places in the Commonwealth where conflict is still ever present? Will he assure me that DFID will never cut back on moneys for peace and reconciliation before we even get to the opportunity of development?
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the research on the effect of incineration on health commissioned by his Department and being undertaken by Imperial College, is expected to report.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding from the public purse for children's health services, as a proportion of total health services funding, is now commissioned from non-NHS providers; and how that funding is divided between (a) for profit and (b) social enterprise providers.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the extent of use of .50 calibre rifles in incidents of criminal activity.
David Drew: The problem is that the nuclear industry is not currently able to call on that level of expertise. It already suffers because of a shortage of labour in many parts of the industry, so that can only get worse.
David Drew: Will the Secretary of State assure me that interested parties in the industry, principally the Nuclear Industry Association and Prospect, the trade union, which represents most workers in the industry, will continue to be consulted, as at the moment neither is convinced that the Bill is better than Euratom?
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to regulate third-party intermediaries for business customers in the (a) water, (b) energy and (c) telecommunications industries.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he has put in place to deal with trends in the level of personal debts to water companies after the introduction of universal credit; and what plans he has to introduce a mandatory social tariff to help customers who cannot afford their water bills.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to investigate the leader of Gloucestershire County Council on whether he acted ultra vires by agreeing to the cabling from the energy firm waste plant at Javelin Park at Junction 13 on the M5 through to the Ryeford Substation via Stonehouse High Street.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to ensure that Gloucestershire County Council undertakes environmental impact assessment on the impact of installing a cable from Javelin Park to the Ryeford Substation via Stonehouse High Street
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with HM Treasury on the efficacy of an incinceration tax; and if he will make a statement.
David Drew: I was happy to join the hon. Gentleman in resigning from the University of Bath’s court. I never quite understood why I was on the court. I resigned in a previous incarnation, so it was only right and proper that I resigned on this occasion. Does he agree that one problem with university vice-chancellors is that they have other ways in which to supplement their income, such as where...
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on vaccinations against meningitis; and if he will make a statement.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Football Association on catalysing grass roots football.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will commission a review of the role, responsibilities and financial compliance of football agents.
David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on domestic retail prices of (a) beef, (b) sheep, (c) wheat, (d) dairy and (e) poultry of the UK not signing a free trade agreement with the EU.
David Drew: Let me give one cheer to the Secretary of State for at long last addressing the national formula. Will she give due credit to the f40 group, which has for a generation been arguing for this very change? I welcome the emphasis on sparsity, but will she re-examine the issue of using free school meals as a denominator of deprivation in rural areas? It has never been a good measure, and it never...
David Drew: I have met both the police and crime commissioner and the chief constable of Gloucestershire over the last couple of weeks. They already faced a very difficult funding situation, but this announcement will only make it worse. They have made all the back-office savings that they can possibly make, and their worry is that restructuring is again on the Government’s agenda. Will the...