Paddy Tipping: What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on Iran's nuclear programme.
Paddy Tipping: I am grateful for that reply, but will the Minister ensure that those European discussions link closely with the potential of the new President of the United States, who seems to hold the possibility of a more flexible and open approach towards Iran?
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent discussions he had held with Royal Mail on redirecting benefit-related communications sent by his Department; and if he will make a statement; (2) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness in reducing benefit fraud and error of the agreement with Royal Mail to redirect benefit-related communication sent to customers...
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the decision to tax miners with small pensions from April 2009.
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations she has received on Veolia's planning application for an energy from waste plant at the site of the former Rufford Colliery, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire; and if she will make a statement.
Paddy Tipping: Will the Minister be careful when he imposes criteria and regulations on foundation trusts? Clearly, local managers and professionals need to develop local solutions to local problems. That is important.
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households were in receipt of pension credit in each parliamentary constituency in Nottinghamshire in (a) November 2003 and (b) May 2008.
Paddy Tipping: My hon. Friend will know from his direct personal experience that crime is falling in Nottinghamshire and police resources are at a record level. It is an improving police force, but may I reinforce the point—I know that he is well aware of it—that Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and other east midlands authorities are disadvantaged in relative terms by the funding formula? Can we make...
Paddy Tipping: Does the Secretary of State agree that a detached observer listening to this part of the debate would be astonished that the principle that the needs of children are paramount is not being considered? Instead, we have been diverted by small, petty debating points made for political advantage.
Paddy Tipping: But would not the abolition of the custody licence scheme put added pressure on the prison population? The Secretary of State has made it clear that he has provided more places, and more are planned in prisons. What effect would a cut to his Department's budget have on those plans?
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the error rate in benefit system data; and what factors he has identified as the most common causes of such error.
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce instances of fraud and error in the benefit system which arise from cases where mail has been misdirected.
Paddy Tipping: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It has been drawn to my attention that the Carriage Gates have been closed. Right hon. and hon. Members may therefore have difficulty in accessing the premises. Given that, will you consider extending the length of the Division?
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will announce the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation target for 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
Paddy Tipping: Will the Minister have discussions with colleagues about the definition of fuel poverty? Is there not a case for targeting winter fuel allowances more directly, and to extend them to people with long-term, chronic illnesses?
Paddy Tipping: Will the Minister work to ensure that local government supports social enterprises? In particular, will he look at the example of Conservative-led Newark and Sherwood district council, which not only closed the local leisure centre at Rainworth, but whose help in taking those swimming baths forward as a social enterprise has been next to nothing?
Paddy Tipping: Given that the Russian Government have some relationship with the Iranian regime and considerable nuclear expertise, what discussion is my hon. Friend having with Russian counterparts to bring forward in Iran a nuclear programme that is for domestic purposes only?
Paddy Tipping: It has been a long campaign to get private sewers adopted, and I am delighted that the Secretary of State has taken that decision. The real work now is to ensure that things happen on the ground after 2011. Secretaries of State can be assured that Nottinghamshire county council will work with district councils in the county to tackle surface water draining problems—but they will need...
Paddy Tipping: I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to discuss biofuels again, and I am pleased that you are in the Chair, Mr. Martlew, given your knowledge and expertise in this area. You will know that there have been substantive debates on biofuels in Westminster Hall and the House in recent years, as biofuels have an important role to play in reducing carbon emissions from transport. That role...
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the first GP-led health centre to open.