Nigel Evans: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of drafting and publishing his Department's May 2016 report, HM Treasury analysis: the immediate economic impact of leaving the EU, Cm 9292.
Nigel Evans: I remind the Minister that it is customary to allow a couple of minutes at the end for Mary Creagh to sum up.
Nigel Evans: What recent steps she has taken to ensure value for money for overseas projects funded by her Department.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on levels of employment of introducing a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups; and if he will make a statement.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will begin a public consultation on a levy to be raised on plastic cups.
Nigel Evans: My hon. Friend will be pleased to learn that I am not about to make a bid for the Ribble Valley. Particularly if we get more than one spaceport, that will be a great boost to industries and SMEs that are interested in space. Some may be involved in contracts with the European Space Agency, to which we gave £1.4 billion in additional funding from 2016 for five years. Does my hon. Friend...
Nigel Evans: Will my right hon. Friend give way?
Nigel Evans: I am more past than future, that is for certain, but I am as excited as my right hon. Friend about the potential for space development, particularly in a multi-billion industry in the UK, which is growing at an incredible 8% a year. As we have the desire to put more satellites into space, so that we can do all these wonderful things he has spoken about, is he happy and content that the Bill...
Nigel Evans: I am a small shareholder in ManSat and president of the parliamentary space committee. The Minister said that satellite technology is one of this country’s specialities, but is he as concerned as I am by what I read in the newspapers about British companies being frozen out of bidding under the Galileo project owing to Brexit?
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to make a decision on whether to award Special Grant Funding for the Lancashire Constabulary to cover the costs of the anti-fracking protests in the area.
Nigel Evans: Back to railways, Mr Speaker. My hon. Friend knows that the Secretary of State for Transport is keen to open some of the closed railway lines around the country, as my hon. Friend was when he was a Transport Minister. Will it be possible to get an early statement on what those lines may be? Many people in the Ribble Valley are keen to have the Clitheroe to Hellifield line reopened, which...
Nigel Evans: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Nigel Evans: Does the hon. Lady believe that there will be an opportunity in future deals for value-added goods such as chocolate and processed coffee to come into the UK from continents such as Africa, rather than just the raw materials coming in and us adding the value?
Nigel Evans: The British people voted to leave the European Union, and they were told before and during the referendum that leaving the European Union meant leaving the single market—[Interruption.] Yes, they were. The Prime Minister at the time, David Cameron, said exactly that. The hon. Gentleman clearly wants to use smoke and mirrors to drag Wales back into some form of European union in which we...
Nigel Evans: The hon. Lady will have heard from the Secretary of State that our exports have increased dramatically since the decision of the British people to leave the EU. What aspects of the rolling over of the trade deals that already exist between the EU and other countries does she object to in this Bill?
Nigel Evans: There has been much speculation over several weeks about the possibility of the United Kingdom staying in the single market or the customs union. The Secretary of State talks about an exciting world in which we will be able to do trade deals with a number of other countries. Would we be able to do that if we stayed in the single market or the customs union?
Nigel Evans: This morning I met Liam Allan, the young student whose life was put on hold for two years and who had to endure torture until his case collapsed last week. This week another case collapsed because of a lack of disclosure. Does the Prime Minister agree that when allegations are made there should be a full investigation, and that full disclosure should be made to the Crown Prosecution Service...
Nigel Evans: I know I can be a little slow at times, but I am finding it incredibly difficult to discern what the policy of Her Majesty’s Opposition is to Brexit, as it changes depending on whom I am listening to—
Nigel Evans: indicated dissent.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have experienced preventable sight loss.