Stephen Twigg: In many of the countries in which the Department for International Development operates, co-operation on the ground with the European Union is crucial to the impact of our efforts. Will the Secretary of State assure us that work is being done to ensure that that development co-operation with the EU continues?
Stephen Twigg: I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Colchester (Will Quince) and to concur with everything he said in his excellent speech. I also pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali) and the hon. Member for St Albans (Mrs Main), both of whom spoke incredibly powerfully, as has everyone else in this debate. I am pleased to say that this morning the...
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian Government about the new charges being brought against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian Government to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Minister for Children and Families plans to respond to the letter dated 16 August 2017 from the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby on a meeting with the Liverpool City cabinet member for children and young people's services.
Stephen Twigg: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Garston and Halewood (Maria Eagle) on her excellent and powerful speech and on bringing this important issue to the House. I echo what she said about the risks to schools in Liverpool. On Saturday, we had a demonstration against school cuts in Liverpool, organised by Liverpool City Council cabinet member Nick Small, at which the shadow Secretary...
Stephen Twigg: It is a pleasure to take part in this debate, and, in particular, to speak after my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Preet Kaur Gill), who made a very powerful and eloquent maiden speech. I concur with her tribute to her predecessor, my good friend Gisela Stuart. An extraordinary lesson that we can learn from Edgbaston is that it has elected women Members of Parliament since...
Stephen Twigg: Our thoughts are with all those affected and the British personnel who are now helping in the region. I welcome the progress we have seen over the past few days, but will the Minister respond to two concerns that have been raised? The first is that the Royal Navy was unable to land heavy equipment on Anguilla because they could not use the docks or the beach. More broadly, we were less well...
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources her Department has made available to Merseyside Police to deal with scrambler bikes.
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources her Department has made available to police forces around the UK to deal with scrambler bikes.
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice her Department gives to local police forces on pursuing people on scrambler bikes.
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures her Department is taking to keep scrambler bikes off the streets.
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to prevent food poverty and the use of foodbanks.
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources her Department has made available to help Sierra Leone in the aftermath of recent flooding and mudslides in that country.
Stephen Twigg: In Liverpool and other cities, there is a real concern that the new formula could mean that schools lose out. Can the Secretary of State reassure the House that issues such as deprivation, prior attainment and mobility will be significant factors in any new formula?
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to enact the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases in England.
Stephen Twigg: I welcome the fact that Select Committees will be appointed on Monday. Further to her previous answer from the Leader of the House, I would be grateful if she could assure the House that the International Development Committee will be added to the list for the vote on Monday so that it can meet for the first time next week.
Stephen Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current difference is between the number of serving RAF personnel and the full-time military trained strength of the RAF.
Stephen Twigg: The appalling persecution of the Rohingya is longstanding and well documented. I concur with the remarks of the former Chair of the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, the hon. Member for Reigate (Crispin Blunt); I was very disappointed with the statement made in response to the urgent question. I have two questions for the Minister. On aid, reports today suggest that 30,000 Rohingyas are...