Greg Knight: In view of the national importance of this matter, would one way forward be for Vertex, the drug manufacturer, to be willing to be more flexible on costings and price?
Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of the kit or replica cars on the road and (b) what proportion of vehicle emissions they represent.
Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Road vehicles: improving air quality and safety consultation, published by his Department in February 2018, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in SMEs in the kit car or replica car industry; and what discussions he has had with those SMEs on his proposals set out in that consultation.
Greg Knight: The hon. Gentleman is now touching on the key point. Does he agree that very often victims of crime pay a double penalty—the penalty of the financial loss, from the effect of the crime itself; and then the emotional stress resulting from what has happened?
Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of general practitioners taking early retirement; and what steps his Department is taking to increase the size of the general practitioner workforce.
Greg Knight: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on working constructively with firms participating in the Rent Recognition Challenge to help social housing tenants expand their credit performance records by enabling such firms to gain access to payment performance data; and if he will make a statement.
Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of level of research into gene editing in the food supply chain; what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which gene editing will be part of the food supply chain in the future; what plans he has bringing forward legislative proposals to regulate that...
Greg Knight: I associate myself with the birthday wishes to the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart), whom I regard as an hon. Friend. On 2 February this year, my private Member’s Bill, the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, received its Second Reading thanks to support from the Government, the official Opposition and the Scottish National party, for which I am obliged. However,...
Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to bring into force the provisions of the Easter Act 1928 to fix the date of Easter from 2019 onwards.
Greg Knight: My hon. Friend the Member for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy) is not alone on the Government Benches in agreeing with those points. I agree that community transport is very important, particularly to people in rural areas.
Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what safeguards are in place to ensure that grants from his Department are not given to renewable energy projects which have been constructed or are being operated without the required planning permission.
Greg Knight: To ask the Leader of the House, if she will make representations to (a) Transport for London and (b) utility companies to prevent non-urgent roadworks being carried out in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster when the House is sitting; and if she will make a statement.
Greg Knight: To ask the Leader of the House, if she was consulted on the non-urgent works on Abingdon Street that resulted in road vehicle access to and from the south entrance of the Palace of Westminster being closed.
Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on food prices of Environment Agency proposals to increase permit variation fees for pig and poultry farmers; and if he will make a statement.
Greg Knight: With the leave of the House, I would like to thank all Members who have taken part in the debate and expressed their support. I particularly want to thank the Minister for indicating Government support for the Bill, the shadow Minister, the hon. Member for Makerfield (Yvonne Fovargue), and the Scottish National party spokesperson, the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete...
Greg Knight: May I correct my hon. Friend? My understanding is that the DVLA does refuse to give access to rogue parking companies, so the threshold beyond which a company is regarded as “rogue” is perhaps what needs changing. That is the point.
Greg Knight: May I take up this theme? The Bill is really saying to cowboy operators, “‘Get Back’. You will no longer have a ‘Ticket to Ride’. And if you do not follow the statutory code of practice, it will be a case, for your business, of ‘Hello, Goodbye.’”
Greg Knight: My hon. Friend is right as far as the present situation is concerned, but if the Bill proceeds, I anticipate that the new mandatory code of practice would require transparency of data. I hope that the Minister will commit to ensuring that information about the number of tickets issued per car park will be in the public domain.
Greg Knight: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. Parking is an indispensable part of motoring. If you arrive by a car, you need to park it. Our high streets, in-town businesses, many other facilities and even some housing units are all only reachable, useable or viable through the use of local parking facilities. According to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, there are 38...
Greg Knight: I give way to the hon. Gentleman, whom I regard as an hon. Friend.