Ian Lucas: Will the Minister give way?
Ian Lucas: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case. Is that partnership of unions, employers and Government working together not the reason why the UK has been effective in beating off competition from mainland Europe to secure jobs in the past? That is what we need to do in the future.
Ian Lucas: The difficulty is that Facebook holds all the evidence, and we cannot have access to it. We know that Facebook approached probably everyone in this House before the last two general elections, indicating that it wanted to help us to win our seats. Will the Secretary of State join those of us who are very concerned about this issue and ask Facebook to come clean about all the information that...
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) correspondence and (b) minutes of meetings between (a) himself, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials in his Department and Sir Brian Leveson on (A) the commencement of Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry and (B) Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) community rehabilitation companies and (b) the Probation Service use algorithms in decisions on the allocation of resources to prevent re-offending.
Ian Lucas: Will the Secretary of State agree to meet the Dowler family, Christopher Jefferies and the McCanns to explain to them why this Conservative Government are breaking the promise given by a Conservative Prime Minister?
Ian Lucas: The Secretary of State will be aware that no money was spent in control period 5 on supporting enhancements to the rail infrastructure in north Wales. Having seen the unanimity in north Wales and in north-west England on Monday this week, does he not accept that our time has come for cross-border rail investment?
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussion she has had with the Continuing Healthcare Alliance on care package funding arrangements for people with NHS continuing health care funding who had their eligibility for that funding withdrawn are enter the local resolution process.
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure that the new National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care will require Care Commissioning Groups to continue to fund packages of care for people during the appeals process.
Ian Lucas: How will the Secretary of State guarantee that integrated supply chains with the EU will be preserved when Britain leaves the European Union?
Ian Lucas: When I was doing my family shopping at Asda in Wrexham last weekend, I noticed the appalling amount of plastic packaging on meat products, which seems to be in place for the ease of the supermarkets rather than that of their customers. Will the Secretary of State please raise the issue of packaging with the supermarkets?
Ian Lucas: It is a real pleasure to see you back in your rightful place, Mr Deputy Speaker. The reaction of many of us to the demise of Carillion was, “Here we go again!” We have seen once more the very heavy cost of privatising profit and socialising risk. The buck stops with the British taxpayer, who will once more have to bear the cost of the failure of our current economic model. The...
Ian Lucas: In his statement, the Secretary of State said that he will consider “all the evidence carefully” in his quasi-judicial role. How is it possible for him to consider all the evidence unless he goes forward with Leveson 2—thereby honouring the promise given by a Conservative Prime Minister—and hears the evidence that remains unheard so that he can properly judge the...
Ian Lucas: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris), I think the evidence is important. I am confused about the position in Scotland, where criminal justice is devolved. The hon. Gentleman referred to devolution, so will he clarify why the UK Parliament needs to take that step? I am genuinely interested.
Ian Lucas: I thank the Minister for her response. The first step I would like to see is for the Government to begin collecting the information from local authorities on the real impact of the closure of the fund on individuals within each local authority area in England, so that we are informed about that situation and can hopefully put at rest the minds of those individuals who face the closure of the...
Ian Lucas: The Minister said that funding to individuals has been maintained. How does she know that when she does not keep records of the amounts paid by local authorities to individual recipients?
Ian Lucas: I very much take the hon. Lady’s point. Is that not made worse by the fact that budgets are broadly decreasing at the same time? Local government bodies have the unenviable task of somehow maintaining funding to individuals at a time when their income is falling.
Ian Lucas: Can the hon. Lady tell me whether the Scottish fund is open to new applicants?