Barry Sheerman: Does the Leader of the House understand that 1,300,000 people will be killed this year by road death? This week, legislators from all over the world, including the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, came to this Parliament, under the auspices of the Towards Zero Foundation, to debate how we can tackle road deaths. This is the greatest epidemic of our time. Can we have a debate on it in the...
Barry Sheerman: I can understand why the Secretary of State is not quite his usual bright-eyed and bushy-tailed self this morning, but will he discuss the suggestion of a longer implementation period when he talks to the European Commission? Will he give the House a reason for why an extended implementation period would cause difficulties that we do not understand? What research has he done on that?
Barry Sheerman: May I remind the Prime Minister of 2 June 1997, when I heard her make a very confident maiden speech in which she stressed the importance of vocational and practical education for so many young people in our country? Is she aware that there is now a crisis for apprenticeships, with a 62% fall in apprenticeship starts, many excellent independent trainers going out of business and further...
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to commemorate those who gave their lives in Aden.
Barry Sheerman: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding the Government provides to support refugees to learn English.
Barry Sheerman: The Secretary of State knows that no assessment of the impact of Brexit on the sector has been carried out by anyone, apart from the RAND Corporation, which told us this morning that this and every other sector will be deeply harmed by Brexit. What does he say in response to that important and thorough investigation?
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle sewage pollution and over-abstraction in rivers.
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking (a) nationally and (b) within communities to support refugees to learn English.
Barry Sheerman: I am sure that the Leader of the House will agree that winter is beginning to bite, and A&E departments up and down the country are struggling to cope with demand. According to a report this morning, a million people are now not being seen within four hours at A&E. The A&E in Huddersfield is threatened with closure, so may we have an early debate on A&E, the shortage of beds,...
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to widen the Apprenticeship Levy to include money for wider skills traineeships and other forms of high-quality training.
Barry Sheerman: Surely the Secretary of State realises that the food and farming sector is terrified about the impact of leaving the European Union? Does he agree that the fact there has been no impact assessment by him or his Department on what will happen to farming in food in this country is a disgrace?
Barry Sheerman: I have three daughters with children. They and many of my constituents want me to ask why this simple step forward for equality has taken so long.
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the the amount each university has spent on payments for early retirement in each of the last 3 years.
Barry Sheerman: Will the Minister get out and meet more people in the justice system? I have been talking to judges, barristers and campaigners who are all terrified about what will happen to our justice system if we leave the European Union. Who is he talking to, and why does he not broaden his circle?
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK pensioners in other countries are subject to the same UK pension regulations and UK pension increases irrespective of country of residence.
Barry Sheerman: Will the hon. Gentleman pass on the message very forcefully to the Secretary of State that many of us applaud what he said in relation to Donald Trump’s retweeting of certain messages? My difficult question is: why does he not get on with the job of ensuring that the regions of our country get a fair share of resources, and stop piling money into London and the south-east?
Barry Sheerman: Will the nods appear in Hansard?
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many children were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2016 in road accidents in which they were not restrained by a child car seat.
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to inform parents on (a) laws on child car seats and (b) how to fit and use those seats correctly.
Barry Sheerman: My hon. Friend is quoting from an excellent piece of research, but is she aware that the autism commission I chair has conducted a piece of work about the spectrum of obstacles and the difficulty that people with autism face in getting through to the right people in the health service? Those two pieces of research are so powerful.