John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Health of 14 November 2017, Official Report, column 129, on NHS Trusts: subsidiary companies, if he will list the 39 subsidiary companies which have been set up by NHS Foundation Trusts.
John Grogan: Will the Prime Minister support new trans-Pennine rail links, namely High Speed 3, and also the restoration of the Skipton-Colne link, which, as well as providing an economic boost to Pennine towns, has the additional merit of starting in the constituency of the Government Chief Whip, the right hon. Member for Skipton and Ripon (Julian Smith)?
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce section 24 of the Deregulation Act 2015 on the provision of gates on restricted byways.
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which clinical commissioning groups deny IVF treatment if either member of a couple has previously had children.
John Grogan: Given the important chapter in “Industrial Strategy” about devolution, will the Secretary of State agree to meet the 17 council leaders in Yorkshire from all parties who are advocating a “one Yorkshire” devolution settlement, so they can work in partnership with the Government to deliver an effective industrial strategy for the county?
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices were open in (a) Yorkshire and Humber, (b) the UK and (c) Bradford district in each year since 2010.
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many subsidiary companies have been set up by NHS trusts; and what the purpose is of those companies.
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the guidance issued by his Department to NHS trusts on the VAT payable for subsidiary companies set up by those trusts.
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants (a) with Parkinson's disease and (b) in total are in the no review category for personal independence payments.
John Grogan: Will Ministers look at the situation whereby the 2018 winter Olympics would in their entirety be a listed event, with the expectation that they would be shown on live free-to-air TV, as before, in their entirety? In fact, most of the live coverage will be on Discovery’s Eurosport without, as yet, any reference to Ofcom.
John Grogan: How many subsidiary companies have been set up by NHS trusts.
John Grogan: Does the Minister share my concern that NHS trusts in Yorkshire are now lining up to follow the example of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, which recently, behind closed doors and as part of a VAT scam, set up a subsidiary company to run many of its activities, which will not only cost the Treasury in lost tax receipts, but mean that new staff, such as hospital porters, will no longer be on NHS...
John Grogan: What proportion of people with Parkinson’s disease who were receiving disability living allowance were not granted a personal independence payment.
John Grogan: Would it not save a lot of time, money and distress if all those on the higher rate of disability living allowance with degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s were transferred automatically on to personal independence payment? How many people with Parkinson’s are currently in the “no review” category?
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the percentage of customers not taking up the offer of a smart meter from each of the major energy companies.
John Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what date he expects a decision to be made on the community-led local development aid for Keighley CCLD.
John Grogan: The Minister is being extraordinarily generous in giving way. Is he not at all concerned about crowding out private sector investment in some of the big cities? To follow on from the powerful speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon), is the Minister not in danger of putting himself on the side of big city United Kingdom and ignoring smaller towns and...
John Grogan: I want to make one central point, which is to do with the eight location principles that the Revenue used to decide where the regional hubs should go. All of the proposed regional hubs will be in big, successful cities, such as Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Cardiff. One could argue that, in those cities, a big HMRC office will crowd out private investment. Alternative choices would have been...
John Grogan: That was going to be my next central point. It seems very negligent that such social and economic impact assessments have not been carried out. It is no secret that one of the long-standing offices is in your constituency of Shipley, Mr Davies, which neighbours my constituency of Keighley. When we met the bosses of the Revenue, we were shocked that no such assessment had been made.