Khalid Mahmood: In 2011 the Government stated that the ability to see a general practitioner within 48 hours was not a priority. Does the Prime Minister regret that?
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether west midlands police were contacted on the issuing of so-called comfort letters to anyone suspected of involvement in the Birmingham Pub Bombings.
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will publish witness statements given to the Downey trial.
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the families of all victims of crimes for which the beneficiaries of so-called comfort letters were convicted have yet been informed that such letters were issued.
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to remove any contractual gagging orders or similar measures applicable to staff in the west midlands involved in the ongoing investigation into school governance in that area led by Ian Kershaw.
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will direct the Park View Educational Trust to disclose the sources of other income, donations or fundraisers as identified in their accounts.
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons eight of the 13 governors from Park View Academy resigned within five months of its transfer to academy status.
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to make a decision to award personal independence payments to claimants with terminal cancer is.
Khalid Mahmood: Is the Secretary of State aware that the A and E crisis is creating a huge backlog in specialist procedures, and will Paul Keogh’s review take that into account?
Khalid Mahmood: Is the Secretary of State aware that the poorest people cannot switch if they are in debt to the company they are with?
Khalid Mahmood: Does my right hon. Friend agree that while this Government bicker about the structure of the energy companies, my elderly and infirm constituents will be perhaps be dying this winter because of the energy price hikes under that lot over there?
Khalid Mahmood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many people are currently employed on the High Speed 2 project; (2) how many people employed on the High Speed 2 project are based in (a) London and (b) Birmingham.
Khalid Mahmood: What checks have been made on individuals with serious criminal records from eastern Europe entering the UK?
Khalid Mahmood: As my right hon. Friend the Member for Holborn and St Pancras and my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham South said, we need accountability. It is important. As the Minister saw last night on “Newsnight”, which he described as a programme very biased against HS2, the less exposure there is in that respect, the more difficult it will be for the project to be out in the open. People need...
Khalid Mahmood: Is my hon. Friend sure that the contractual obligation in the Bill allows for local contracts to be placed? Is he sure that a significant proportion of the jobs that will be created through HS2 will be British jobs?
Khalid Mahmood: Capacity is a particular problem for Birmingham and the west midlands. It is not simply that passengers have to stand on trains into and onwards from Birmingham, the regional capital; the key question concerns businesses coming to Birmingham. My constituency has recently seen investment from the United Arab Emirates. Because the investors have businesses in London, they will come to London...
Khalid Mahmood: I rise to look at comments made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Holborn and St Pancras. I think the principle behind what he said was that it is highly important for us and for Parliament to gain hold of the financial controls of this project. Our problem with a project of this size is that since the 1980s, and perhaps earlier than that, we have got rid of all our real engineering...
Khalid Mahmood: Dr Marshall, we have had witnesses here, particularly from Euston and the local authority concerned, talking about the businesses there that are being hugely adversely affected by this development. Have you had any discussions with them?
Khalid Mahmood: Are you happy with that?
Khalid Mahmood: Sarah, you keep saying that Euston to St Pancras is a seven or 10-minute walk. Have you considered the effect of this on people with disabilities, elderly people with baggage and families with really young children, again with considerable baggage? I am glad that we have some good weather today, but generally that is not the position in London or the UK. How would you address that?