Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions for criminal offences were committed in North Wales for each (a) category and (b) offence in each of the last five years.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where each headquarters is of regiments from (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where each (a) resettlement and (b) rehabilitation centre is for people leaving the armed forces.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of recruits to the armed forces came from (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) England in each of the last 5 years.
Ian Lucas: What the Government’s policy is on the level of remuneration of senior executives of monopoly water providers.
Ian Lucas: The chief executive of Severn Trent earned £2.45 million last year. As a Wrexham customer I have to contribute to that salary, following the hostile takeover of our local water company. Does the Secretary of State, in his new progressive form, agree that Severn Trent should follow the example of the John Lewis Partnership and link the pay of its highest paid chief executives to those...
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding he has allocated for the construction of custody provision at Wrexham Magistrates Court; on what the timetable is for the start of that construction.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offences have been prosecuted in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown Courts in North Wales for the last five years for which information is available.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the start of building work to construct new custody provision at Wrexham Magistrates Court.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will itemise and publish a list of meetings between hon. Members in Wales and officials from HM Court Service in Wales in the last 12 months.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps HM Courts and Tribunals Service in Wales is taking to consult (a) service users and (b) the public in north Wales on the provision of court services.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for NHS England to respond to its service review on specialist spinal cord injury services; and what the timetable is for further steps to be taken in relation to that review.
Ian Lucas: May I point out to the Minister that Berwyn is a public sector prison that was delivered on budget and on time, and in which a lot of hope is invested? Why have the Government excluded the public sector from tendering for the new prisons that he is referred to?
Ian Lucas: It is a pleasure to take part in the debate and to follow the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill), the Chair of the Justice Committee; I will touch briefly on the Committee’s “Transforming Rehabilitation” report. I also welcome the relatively new Ministers—one of them is very new—to their places. I want to begin with a positive, which is the...
Ian Lucas: What recent estimate she has made of the average number of personal independence payment assessments that are overturned on appeal; and what the average waiting time is for such appeals to be heard.
Ian Lucas: In my constituency, over two thirds of decisions are being overturned on appeal. That shameful record is the responsibility of the Secretary of State and the Minister. It is causing real personal distress to individuals in Wrexham having to wait over a year to have wrong decisions reversed. What will the ministerial team do to respond to the real hardship they are causing to vulnerable people?
Ian Lucas: What steps he is taking to promote UK exports in global markets.
Ian Lucas: Wrexham pharmaceutical companies, such as Wockhardt and Ipsen Biopharm, export worldwide. Does the Minister agree that it is essential to preserve regulatory alignment to allow them to continue to export and develop in new markets?
Ian Lucas: I am sorry that the Minister takes exception to me raising funding. I do not accept her description of the position in 2010; in 2010, the Conservative Government reduced policing funding for 2010 to 2015 on the basis that the policies that they were pursuing would eliminate our budget deficit by 2015. That policy failed, but none the less we suffered the imposition of cuts between 2010 and...
Ian Lucas: I beg to move, That this House has considered North Wales Police, probation and the murder of Nicholas Churton. It is a pleasure to be here, and to address you in the chair, Mr Robertson. I always hesitate to bring up individual cases in the House, but this extremely serious case involved the death of one of my constituents. I hesitated to raise the matter because it brings grief and sad...