Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which (a) local authority areas and (b) Parliamentary constituencies new asylum hostels are planned to open in the next six months.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces have failed to meet their target for processing Disclosure and Barring Service checks in the last 12 months.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56678, on asylum: hostels, in which Parliamentary constituencies the initial accommodation centres are located.
Derek Twigg: Following last week’s announcement of the proposed funding formula, may I ask the Minister how it will help us to recruit and retain teachers, given that all but one of the secondary schools in my constituency will lose money as a result of the formula?
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit payments have been paid back to claimants in the Borough of Halton in the last 12 months.
Derek Twigg: Teachers in my constituency are increasingly telling me about the funding pressures they are under. I was interested to hear the Secretary of State admit that young people in my constituency were at a disadvantage—she specifically cited the case of Halton, so I assume she knows it. What will the real-terms increase be for Halton pupils? She must know that, because she has cited Halton.
Derek Twigg: One of the recommendations says: “Greater clarity is needed to support agencies working together to investigate deaths and to identify improvements needed across services and commissioning.” How is that going to happen?
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to bring forward new gas generation in the event that no new combined cycle gas turbine capacity clears the capacity market auction in December 2016.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate the Government has made of the proportion that gas-fired generation will form of the new proposed 14GW of electricity interconnection to be developed by 2023.
Derek Twigg: The Catalyst science discovery centre in my constituency does an excellent job of promoting careers in science and engineering for young people. Will the Minister come and visit it? It struggles to keep going financially, but it does an absolutely unbelievably good job.
Derek Twigg: The Minister, in a debate on 16 November, congratulated “both Halton and Warrington Councils on being two of the best performing councils in the country on delayed transfers of care and on increasing their budget.”—[Official Report, 16 November 2016; Vol. 617, c. 350.] Halton still has a massive shortfall, because the precept goes nowhere near meeting the demand on the services in the...
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the top three main causes of late-running trains on the rail network were in the last 12 months.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which (a) local authority areas and (b) Parliamentary constituencies asylum hostels are located.
Derek Twigg: Does Daesh’s move into Palmyra this week not show that there is a lack of a coherent strategy? In our debate on airstrikes 12 months ago, Members argued that more boots on the ground were required. Should not the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister argue strongly for that in the United Nations? Otherwise, the slaughter of countless innocent individuals, which we have seen in the last...
Derek Twigg: Some of the main causes of delays and problems on the network include failures of signals, points and trains. Will the Secretary of State explain in specifics what will be different under his proposals from what currently happens?
Derek Twigg: I am afraid it was the same old story from the Secretary of State: no response to the funding crisis. It is a national crisis and a national disgrace that social care is not being funded properly. The social care system should of course become more efficient, but much work by local authorities and local health providers to make it more efficient and bring about improvements has already taken...
Derek Twigg: The Secretary of State should not airbrush history and the massive £8 billion upgrade to the west coast under the last Labour Government. There was a huge improvement in services and a huge increase in the number of passengers using them. I want to ask a specific question about my constituency. The Command Paper states that there will be an additional train to Liverpool, so there will be two...
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs were full-time in (a) 2010 and (b) 2016.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of accident and emergency departments that will reduce their opening hours by 2020; and which accident and emergency departments a decision has been reached on reducing open hours.
Derek Twigg: Does the Secretary of State believe that there is a need for additional funding for adult social care over and above that which has been already allocated?