Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since the launch of a second ballistic missile by North Korea over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on tobacco prevention education in the UK in 2016.
Nigel Evans: Does my right hon. Friend find it somewhat bizarre that representatives of the Scottish National party and the Liberal Democrats are saying that Conservative Members are trying to circumvent democracy, and yet although on 23 June 2016 the British people decided to vote, by a margin of more than 1.3 million, to leave the European Union, on every piece of legislation we have brought before...
Nigel Evans: rose—
Nigel Evans: I say to the shadow Leader of the House, the hon. Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz), that this is how it is done: a Member seeks to intervene and that is granted, and they rise to speak and then sit down. That is what a debate is all about. It has just been said that this is undemocratic and a power grab, but we are in the Chamber of the House of Commons with a motion before us. We are...
Nigel Evans: rose—
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Thai citizens were approved to visit the UK and failed to return to Thailand in 2016.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Taiwanese Government to display works of art from the National Palace Museum of Taiwan in British museums.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the imprisonment of three protestors involved in the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement of 2014.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the UK has given to the people of (a) Sierra Leone and (b) Freetown after recent flooding.
Nigel Evans: Does the Secretary of State agree that we have already had a vote, and that was on 23 June last year? The British people decided to leave the European Union. Does he agree that one of the things we can now look forward to is being able to do trade deals with a number of countries throughout the world, which we are now constrained from doing as members of the European Union?
Nigel Evans: Tail-end Charlie. [Laughter.] Me, not you, Mr Deputy Speaker. We have heard some powerful speeches here today, especially from my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk). I, too, lost a constituent, at the Manchester Arena. We need to do a lot more to support the families of those who survive after the loss of loved ones. The hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes)...
Nigel Evans: Order.
Nigel Evans: Order. Just before this intervention, I would give a gentle reminder that we are now under some time limits, in order to give equal time to the Labour Front-Bench spokesperson, and Members will also want to hear what the Minister has to say. Are you taking an intervention now?
Nigel Evans: We now move on to the wind-ups. That speech was not the wind-up, by the way.
Nigel Evans: I am going to call Mr Sweeney next, but it is good to see so many new Members here. We will go on until 3 pm, so if you wish to contribute to the debate, please stand in your place and that will indicate to me that you wish to contribute.
Nigel Evans: Thanks to the Prime Minister’s insistence that the salaries of those who earn over £150,000 working for the BBC ought to be declared, I learned today that a gentleman called Derek Thompson, who apparently plays Charlie in “Casualty”, earns up to £400,000 a year, and yet real nurses earn around £23,000 a year. There is a double—[Interruption.] I am...
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum compensation payment is under the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme for (a) loss of limb and (b) loss of life.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest amount paid in compensation has been for a case of repetitive strain injury in a public sector workplace.
Nigel Evans: Food security can be enhanced by supporting the export of great British foods throughout the world. It is no surprise that I love British food and drink—particularly Lancashire cheese and British beer, both produced in my constituency. Will the Minister ensure that as we approach Brexit and these trade deals, we do a lot more to ensure that many more markets around the world can enjoy...