Desmond Swayne: What recent discussions he has had with the Church on strengthening its parish ministry.
Desmond Swayne: The Church Times is full of adverts for well-paid jobs at diocesan headquarters, yet clergy are spread ever more thinly across the parishes. It is the wrong priority, is it not?
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the timetable is for the Government's local government Fair Funding Review.
Desmond Swayne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In an answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough (Andrew Jones), the Chancellor promised a letter on arrangements to be made for park homes. Is there anything you can do, Mr Speaker, to ensure we return to what used to be the normal practice: that when correspondence is referred to, it is placed in the Library of the House? We all...
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the impact of increases in the rate of inflation on the ability of highways authorities to deliver maintenance programmes.
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to announce the allocations from the Adult Social Care Discharge Fund.
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Independent Review of Children's Social Care published in May 2022.
Desmond Swayne: When couriers demand payment of duty on goods from the European Union, with which we have a free trade agreement, are we being ripped off?
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help increase the availability of residential places in social care settings.
Desmond Swayne: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I hate to interrupt this poetry, and it is indeed poetry, but what has it got to do with the amendments before us tonight?
Desmond Swayne: It is the Minister’s belief that the Bill will be a remedy for the problems in the market. She will acknowledge that, while there are only a few of us in the House who do so, there is a rather larger number out there who believe that it will make a bad situation significantly worse. The Lords amendment at least gives the opportunity of finding out who is right about this—whether it is her...
Desmond Swayne: I thank the Home Secretary for her dedication and the work that she is doing. What are the prospects of securing an alternative airline carrier to make the Rwanda plan a reality?
Desmond Swayne: Last week, the Home Secretary’s sharing of a draft parliamentary answer barely got a mention. They were all over it because this was a damaging policy row with the Prime Minister’s subordinate. She lost her Home Secretary. Why does my hon. Friend think that has changed?
Desmond Swayne: How will the Minister answer the intemperate correspondence to which many of us have been subjected, announcing that the Bill will provide for the rape of the countryside and the destruction of wildlife? Will he be able to persuade people that this is a proportionate measure that will allow us to choose the regulations by which we wish to live, and judge them on their merits?
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time pilots were in place who fly (a) fast jet, (b) other fixed wing and (c) rotary craft in each of the three regular services as of 18 October 2022.
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many qualified part-time pilots of (a) fast jet, (b) other fixed wing and (c) rotary aircraft there are in the (i) Royal Naval Reserve, (ii) Army and (iii) Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
Desmond Swayne: Will the Minister expedite the track 2 process for carbon capture, usage and storage?
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether hours flown as a member of a University Air squadron reduce the flying hours required at the first stage of the pilot training pipeline.
Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any current Poseidon pilots hold civilian airline licences.
Desmond Swayne: They will no doubt be relieved on the grounds of the rate of interest they are required to pay on their student loans, won’t they?