Derek Twigg: May I ask the Secretary of State about flights from this country? Is he confident that if a terrorist were to try to get a laptop or an iPad on to a plane here, that would be detected, and that there is no chance of their getting it through our security?
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66085, on Sandymoor School, why on page 15, in the final paragraph, of the Independent Reporting Accountants Assurance Report on Regularity to Sandymoor Free School and the Education Funding Agency (EFA) it states that a recovery plan has been implemented which includes advanced funding from the...
Derek Twigg: Only recently, a surgery has been closed down in the Borough of Halton. There is a clear shortage of GPs. Despite the efforts of the clinical commissioning group to try to find replacements, that has not happened. How will merging CCGs help, and can the Secretary of State rule out any merger between Warrington and Halton?
Derek Twigg: You set them up.
Derek Twigg: I want to press the Secretary of State on the question of assessments. Will he look again at the quality and professionalism involved? I just cannot understand why some of the people who come to see me have not been awarded their benefit. I have had experience of cases such as these over a number of years now, and I have never come across such difficult cases as those I have seen recently.
Derek Twigg: When the Secretary of State had discussions with his US counterparts, did he talk about NATO’s capability to deal with any threat from Russia in the Baltics and elsewhere?
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 15 of Sandymoor Free School's annual report and financial statement for the year ending 31 August 2016, for what reasons that school received advanced funding from the Education Funding Agency; and what the amount of that advanced funding was.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65091, why page 30 of Sandymoor Free School's annual report and financial statement for the year ending 31 August 2016 includes reference to a deficit of £522,760.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2017 to Question 61544, what estimate has been made of the average five year (a) health and (b) social care costs of atrial fibrillation-related stroke after onset for patients aged (i) 50 to 59, (ii) 60 to 69, (iii) 70 to 79, (iv) 80 to 89 and (v) over 90.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2017 to Question 61544, what estimate has been made of the average (a) health and (b) social care costs of atrial fibrillation-related stroke to the NHS in each of the first five years after onset.
Derek Twigg: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. There have been many improvements in my constituency, particularly under the last Labour Government, but he has hit on an important point: working people are suffering poverty because they are on very low wages or can find only part-time jobs. One of the greatest challenges is surely how we ensure that people get a better income, because working...
Derek Twigg: May I take my hon. Friend back to apprenticeships? Riverside College in my constituency, which he is due to visit, provides excellent opportunities for apprentices, but further education colleges have had massive cuts to their budgets. The Government need to address that if they want to expand apprenticeships and have good quality apprenticeships that link in well with local businesses,...
Derek Twigg: Does the Chancellor believe that the balance of infrastructure spending between the north and the south-east is fair?
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the financial management and educational attainment at Sandymoor Free School in Runcorn.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pension deficit carried by Sandymoor Free School in Runcorn is.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the level of financial deficit of Sandymoor Free School in Runcorn was for the last year for which financial accounts were submitted.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average funding per pupil has been in each secondary school in Halton in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
Derek Twigg: My constituency is the most heavily urbanised in Cheshire. Most of the available brownfield sites have been built on, there is little green belt land and there is pressure on school places and on the local roads. Will the Secretary of State or his Minister therefore meet me to discuss the specific problems that areas such as mine, particularly small urban areas, have in meeting housing demands?
Derek Twigg: I am intrigued by the Minister’s view on funding. Why do head teachers write to me saying that they have real concerns about massive funding cuts to their budgets?
Derek Twigg: I have heard some excellent speeches today but I want to give particular credit to my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for her excellent speech. Halton is the 27th most deprived borough in the country, and its maintained nursery schools are important not only to the general population but for the difference they make for children from deprived and poorer backgrounds....