Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many forecourts in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland sell bio-diesel.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultation her Department had with groups working with problem gamblers before the publication of "A Safe Bet for Success".
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures her Department have taken to ensure that gambling deregulation does not lead to an increase in (a) problem gambling and (b) organised criminal activity.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to replace a lost or stolen passport in the event of an emergency; what circumstances would be considered an emergency; and what discretion can be applied by the Passport Office.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what incentives she gives to local authorities to encourage the development and introduction of recycling facilities.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what Government procedures are in place to monitor the (a) levels and (b) types of recycling being undertaken by local authorities in relation to normal daily disposal of refuse from households.
Mr Bill Tynan: Does my hon. Friend agree that in the 10 years since the Rio conference, the international community has not moved substantially? Does he accept that that is one of the reasons for the dissatisfaction among young people? Does he agree that it is important to take the opportunity at the next conference to do something constructive and positive?
Mr Bill Tynan: Does my hon. Friend recognise that, in addition to pension holidays, many companies took the opportunity to raid the funds of pension scheme surpluses, using them for their own ends? Is not that a tremendous problem that should have been resolved at the time?
Mr Bill Tynan: I apologise for being absent for some of the debate because I was at a meeting in the House. This has been an interesting debate, and there has been much consensus between Members on both sides of the House, which is important. The title of the Opposition motion is "Funded Pensions", but we will miss a wonderful opportunity if we talk only about funded pensions. The TUC calculated that 5.8...
Mr Bill Tynan: Thank you for calling me, Mr. Deputy Speaker; I was beginning to think that I was going to miss the opportunity to say what a pleasure it was to participate in the debate. Now that I have that opportunity, I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for East Lothian (Anne Picking) on securing this important debate. The Official Report record of the debate should be essential reading for every...
Mr Bill Tynan: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if his Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if her Department has applied for a Castle Award for equal pay.
Mr Bill Tynan: Obviously it is essential that the Scottish Parliament should be deeply involved in Europe, and that Scotland should also be part of the UK. However, does the hon. Gentleman not agree that the real challenge, especially in view of the enlargement of the EU, is to connect with the people in more detail and ensure that they understand EU procedures? We do not want them to feel divorced from the...
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent meetings she has had with business and industrial leaders regarding the impact on Scotland of the United Kingdom joining the euro.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.
Mr Bill Tynan: It is interesting that this debate is taking place on the same day as UK Coal's announcement of the closure of Britain's biggest coal mining complex at Selby, near York, by March 2004. The continuation of coal mining until then is dependent on productivity being improved but, regardless of that improvement, 2,000 mining and 3,000 auxiliary jobs will be lost in that area when that complex...
Mr Bill Tynan: Obviously, the working time directive is vital to the protection of our workers. Does my hon. Friend believe that the application of the directive should be examined closely and, where breaches are taking place, the legislation should be strengthened in order to provide further protection for those who are being mistreated?
Mr Bill Tynan: I welcome the measures that are being taken, but does my right hon. Friend accept that China in particular is attractive to multinational companies at present, and that investment has flowed out of this country and into China? Does he accept the need for analysis of the trading conditions that China is allowing for multinationals, to ensure that we are on a level playing field?