Derek Twigg: I will concentrate on the three or four key issues in this area that most constituents contact me about; I cannot concentrate on every issue that every constituent has raised with me. First, I would like to put on record my congratulations to Halton Borough Council. It is a fantastic achievement to have delivered this huge infrastructure on time and to budget when the council is probably one...
Derek Twigg: My hon. Friend makes an important point. There is increased traffic going through Warrington, which was always expected, and that is causing further congestion. Again, it comes back to this: if a bridge is tolled, some traffic will try to find an alternative route. How long that will go on for, I do not know, but it is having an impact. The reality is that we needed a new bridge. The Silver...
Derek Twigg: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The fact remains that it was not Halton Borough Council’s decision to make it a toll bridge. I know that because I have been involved with the project from the very start. It was clearly central Government that made that decision. The solution that has been raised by my hon. Friends today rests with the Government, not Halton Borough Council, which has...
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical endoscopists have been trained to date as part of the accelerated training programme.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical endoscopy cohorts have completed training in 2017 as part of the accelerated training programme.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent GPs have been employed in the Halton CCG area in each year since 2012.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which CCG's have experienced a reduction in the number of referrals in 2017-18; and by what (a) percentage and (b) number of cases each such CCG's referrals have so reduced.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many more NHS endoscopies will be performed annually by 2020 by the 200 clinical endoscopists being trained through the accelerated training programme.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of private parking companies were fined by the DVLA for non-compliance with Keeper of a Vehicle at the Date of an Event contracts in each of the last three years.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what monitoring procedures the DVLA has put in place to ensure that private parking companies comply with the conditions of a contract for a Keeper of a Vehicle at the Date of an Event.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procedures the DVLA has put in place for the assessment of applications by private parking companies for access to the personal details of vehicle owners.
Derek Twigg: Many of the primary schools in my constituency are planning to cut staff and, under the new schools funding formula, all but one of our secondary schools will have big cuts in their budgets. If this new formula and the new settlement are so good, will that no longer have to happen?
Derek Twigg: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Derek Twigg: My hon. Friend is making a very good speech. To take up his point, it is the human cost that matters here. Some of my constituents have told me that they have taken up, or plan to take up, caring responsibilities and are facing real financial difficulty—and once someone is over 60 it is difficult for them to get a decent job as well. Those are real issues and the Government need to take...
Derek Twigg: According to the latest NHS indicators published by the House of Commons Library last week, the number of GPs is estimated to have fallen over the past 12 months, and the figures for March 2017 are expected to show a further fall. Why is that?
Derek Twigg: I congratulate you on your election today, Madam Deputy Speaker. The Queen’s Speech set out no strategy and no answers to solve the crisis of both staffing and funding in the health service. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, when the Conservatives were in power for so long, we saw a massive crisis, and that has been repeated under the Conservative Governments of the last seven years. There is...
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68119, on Sandymoor School, if she will publish an update on the anomaly in the financial statements of the Trust.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66084, on Sandymoor School, if she will provide an update on the reference to a deficit of £522,760.
Derek Twigg: Has the Minister had discussions with his colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions about universal credit and the impact it is having on many of my constituents who are not being paid for weeks and sometimes months on end and are therefore going into arrears? That is in addition to being hit by the bedroom tax and other benefit changes. Has he had these discussions, or will he do...
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 56679, tabled on 7 December 2016, by the hon. Member for Halton.