Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which soldiers who have served and been injured in the recent Iraqi conflict live in the constituency of Mid Bedfordshire.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a personal statement, the content of which has been agreed with you. On 8 February, the third report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges was debated. I apologised to the House for the mistakes I made, but suggested that there were a few errors in the Committee's conclusions. At the request of the Clerk to the Committee, I amplified and evidenced my...
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will estimate the cost of setting up a border inspection post for the entry of horses to the UK by sea; [218711 ] (2) whether there is a border inspection post for the entry of horses by sea into the UK; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the take-up has been to date of the digital tick logo indicating digitally compatible products and service among manufacturers and retailers; what the cost of the scheme has been so far; and if she will make a statement on the take-up of digital products and services.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: Will the Minister give way?
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: May I first congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Lidington) on securing the debate? Like many of us, he is aware of the sheer anger felt locally at the Government's plans. I am sorry to say that I do not think that the Government are aware of it. My hon. Friend talked about Government plans up to 2030. Fortunately, by then there will have been a series of Conservative...
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: I accept that a complaint was brought because of ineffective internal controls in a company in which I had an interest and that as a Member of Parliament I was negligent in not checking the actions of that company. For that I apologise unreservedly to the House. To ensure that no such thing should happen again, I have relinquished my shares in the company and resigned as a consultant to it....
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely reimbursement of tax revenues necessary if actions of a similar class to the Marks and Spencer case against the Inland Revenue at the European Court of Justice are successful.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: rose—
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: The reason for people's doubts about the Government is the way in which they have performed in the past. The fact is that there was a fridge mountain. The fact is that Ministers did not realise that the regulations stopped them sending redundant fridges to poor countries in Africa until it was pointed out to them. They have a history. As for the WEEE directive, it was my hon. Friend the...
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: The Minister may not be able to deal with my question—in which case, I hope that he will make sure that the Minister for the Environment and Agri-environment does—which is about having incremental charges, particularly on small and medium-sized producers.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: Is my hon. Friend aware that, under the IMO carriage regulations which deal with the transport of hazardous waste by sea, it is quite likely to be impossible or prohibited to send a battery which contains acid by sea?
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: I admit that the hon. Gentleman has alluded to this, but should not the real question be the quality of emissions? There are brick-making kilns in Stewartby in my constituency. The only thing that matters to anyone is the quality of the emission howsoever it occurs, no matter if it is from brick-making, cement-making or a designated facility.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: Is my hon. Friend aware that, certainly two years ago, our party had a policy that involved setting a ratio between weight and volume? I think that it was 1 kg to 3 cu m. If the Government had adopted that, as was pressed on the now Minister for the Environment and Agri-environment, there would have been a greater chance of plastic and other light but voluminous materials being recycled.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: When I resigned my post as a shadow Environment Minister, the Government's waste and environment policy was a shambles, and 18 months later little has changed. The Government have promised to review their waste strategy this year. The review must consider the current problems with hazardous waste disposal that have arisen following the implementation of European directives. Unless the...
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support the Government have given to development of the digital tick kitemark indicating digitally compatible products and services amongst manufacturers and retailers.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the statement in the recent report by the Ofcom Consumer Panel that, though financial barriers to digital conversion exist, they are of secondary importance, represents Government policy.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much red diesel was consumed in each month since the fuel duty rate provisions set in the 2003 Budget took effect; and if he will make a statement; (2) how much red diesel has been consumed in each month since the introduction of new fuel duty rates on 1 September 2004; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his target differential is between the prices of red diesel and road diesel; what further increases in duty levels he expects to make to meet this target; and when he expects that the target will be met; (2) what assessment the Government have made of the impact of the recent rise in the duty on red diesel on (a) farmers, (b) the boating...
Mr Jonathan Sayeed: Will the Home Secretary tell us the number of road accidents resulting in injury or fatality that are caused by alcohol or drug abuse?