Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction of forecast volume of available supplies of UK sourced softwood on (a) the wood panel industry and (b) other biomass-using industry; and if he will make a statement.
Paddy Tipping: Is it not important to take a positive and engaged approach to the European Union so that we do not just talk about climate change but introduce serious proposals for change through an emissions trading scheme and a post-Kyoto agreement?
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to promote sustainable forestry in Africa.
Paddy Tipping: I am very interested in the reel of statistics that the hon. Gentleman has given. He seems to be advocating that targets are necessary: targets relating to sexual health and targets for the NHS. I thought he was against targets.
Paddy Tipping: Is not some change inevitable, when 98 per cent. of new pensioners choose to take their pensions through the banks, and the 200 smallest post offices have fewer than 20 customers a week? Will the Minister ensure that maximum effort goes into maintaining as much of the post office network as possible?
Paddy Tipping: The need for a successful conclusion on the local government pension scheme has already been mentioned. Will my hon. Friend give a commitment that he will call in the employers and trade unions to see him, so that he can stress the need for further discussion and compromises on the way forward?
Paddy Tipping: What research she has recently commissioned into patient satisfaction with the NHS.
Paddy Tipping: I am very grateful for that answer. Has my right hon. Friend seen the recent survey by the Healthcare Commission, which shows that 92 per cent. of patients rate their experience of the NHS "good" to "excellent"? In the light of that, what can she do about closing the gap in perception between those who use the NHS and those who merely read about it?
Paddy Tipping: Local government workers are today lobbying Parliament about their pension scheme. Will the Prime Minister use his influence to try to secure a settlement that is broadly in agreement with the agreements reached last October with other public sector workers? Some say that they support public servants, but is not the way to show support for public servants to make sure that their pensions are...
Paddy Tipping: Does the hon. Gentleman stand by his claim that 20,000 people currently working in the NHS are going to lose their jobs, and in particular, that 1,200 people currently in work at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are to lose their jobs? No redundancies have been made in Nottinghamshire; it is the hon. Gentleman who is causing worries about job losses.
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the report "United Kingdom: New Forecast of Softwood Availability" published by the Forestry Commission in September.
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take the conclusions of the Forestry Commission's report 'United Kingdom: New Forecast of Softwood Availability' into account in his Renewables Obligation Statutory Consultation to the Renewables Obligation Order 2007; and if he will make a statement.
Paddy Tipping: When he plans to publish the draft marine Bill.
Paddy Tipping: On the manifesto commitment and the consultation, does the Secretary of State accept that this is a complex area and that the best way forward would be to produce a draft Bill in the next Session so that the competing interests and difficulties can be worked through?
Paddy Tipping: Does the hon. Gentleman agree with his leader, who describes nuclear power as a last resort? If it is a last resort, by definition it will never happen.
Paddy Tipping: The energy review accepts that indigenous coal is important for the security of supply. Will the Secretary of State and the Minister for Energy examine closely the position of UK Coal and its relationship with generators such as EDF and Drax? At the moment, the contract between the company and the generators is at less than the world price. As a result, UK Coal cannot invest in the future of...
Paddy Tipping: Will my right hon. Friend make it clear that, despite claims by one environmental non-governmental organisation, there are no plans to dispose of high-level nuclear waste in Nottinghamshire's collieries or former collieries? Given the notion of voluntarism that he has espoused and the real geological difficulties in the area, the issue should be as dead as a dodo.
Paddy Tipping: Too shallow.
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of eligible voters missing from the electoral register of each Parliamentary constituency in Nottinghamshire.
Paddy Tipping: It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Chair, Mr. Williams. I know that you take an interest in the youth service, which is an important service. I am pleased to have this opportunity to praise the work of youth service workers and to draw attention to funding. I want to make an opening remark about young people. If one were to believe the tabloid press, one would think that young...