Emergency Response Drivers (Protections) Bill - 2nd reading – Henry Bellingham.
Henry Bellingham: I hope the hon. Gentleman will support my campaign to get the Government to invest in the Invest in ME Research centre of excellence in Norwich. I did not mention that it has a really good chance of forging first-class links with not only European biomedical research institutes but institutes in the United States and Asia, where other groundbreaking research is being done. The Government...
Henry Bellingham: As I mentioned earlier, Invest in ME Research has set up a centre of excellence for research in the Norwich Research Park, and it is planning to create a hub for European biomedical research, which is good news indeed. It already has five PhD students and is hoping to push out a consultant-led clinical service. Here we have the infrastructure and base for that extra Government funding, to...
Henry Bellingham: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing the debate. Is she aware that the UK charity Invest in ME Research recently opened a centre of excellence for ME research at Norwich research park? That was funded by patients and carers, who raised a staggering £800,000 for what will be groundbreaking, world-class research.
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce proposals for the deregulation of Society Lotteries.
Henry Bellingham: What steps he is taking to encourage the adoption of personal health and care budgets.
Henry Bellingham: I thank the Secretary of State for that reply. Does he agree that a key part of integrating health and social care is giving individuals more say and flexibility in how they use their entitlements? Will he consider extending his pilots to my constituency of North West Norfolk?
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the recommendations of the June 2018 report of the Centre for Social Justice, Desperate for a fix: using shop theft and a Second Chance Programme to get tough on the causes of prolific drug-addicted offending.
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the national retail crime steering group plans to consider new ways to tackle the root cause of shop theft in its upcoming work plan.
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the provision of pilot training in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support is available to heritage aviation organisations to develop and promote STEM skills.
Henry Bellingham: rose—
Henry Bellingham: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Henry Bellingham: My hon. Friend is being incredibly generous in giving way. My local authority has similar problems, but it faces a structural funding deficit. The Minister’s Department and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government must consider making some form of ring-fenced precept available to local councils, and perhaps there should be more contributions from town and parish...
Henry Bellingham: My local council has similar policies in place, but there is a real problem coming down the track with the disappearance of the revenue support grant. When that goes, there will surely have to be some form of top-slicing or maybe a ring-fenced precept for local authorities such as my hon. Friend’s and mine.
Henry Bellingham: The hon. Gentleman talked about shoreline management. Does he agree that there is a major role for the private sector to contribute, working in partnership with local authorities?
Henry Bellingham: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. She will be aware that East Anglia suffered serious floods as the result of surge tides in 2013. The private sector has financed a lot of the recharging of the beaches through a community interest company in my constituency, but does she agree that that will not be enough in future and that there will have to be some form of ring-fenced...
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the general aviation sector on the economic potential of aerodromes.
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress on the UK-Sudan strategic dialogue; and if he will make a statement.
Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of respect for freedom of religion or belief in Sudan.