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Bob Spink: Will the Minister make it clear in relation to any new, unclassified drugs that suppliers will not be able to hide behind descriptions such as "plant food" or terms such as "not for human consumption", because those terms do not give suppliers protection under the Medicines Act 1968? Will he assure the House that those suppliers will always be prosecuted to the full extent?
Bob Spink: I, too, wish you well in the future, Mr. Wilshire. Particle physics and, eventually, chemical engineering will change drastically as a result of the experiments taking place with the large Hadron collider. While promoting near-market development, will the Minister also agree that innovation is important for the industry? Will the Government continue to fund blue skies research, such as that...
Bob Spink: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman, who has been a superb advocate of and worker for the chemical industry in the UK. I wish him well in whatever he does in the future. No doubt he has plenty of ideas. Did the CIA say how we can conserve feedstocks for future generations, so that we can keep the industry going, rather than burning them, as he is about to describe?
Bob Spink: It is evident that, by setting that example, the hon. Lady is strengthening parliamentary representation, connecting people with Parliament, and showing people why Parliament needs a diverse set of MPs. That is relevant to the debate. While she was out and about, did she find that people had a desire to cut the size of Parliament from 657 MPs to 400, 450 or 500, depending on which party they...
Bob Spink: When the hon. Lady went out and about with the Speaker's Conference, how did the public feel about the grip that the political parties have on candidate selection? Do the public perceive that as being the key to the whole issue? Do the public want primaries, so that the whole community can decide which candidates will stand? How does she think such a system would work?
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on the relocation of staff from posts in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency in each of the last five years.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point constituency have had revenue balances in excess of those predicted in each year since 1997.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent in (a) legal fees and (b) compensation on legal cases concerning remuneration of its employees since it was established.
Bob Spink: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. All directory enquiry services, including 118118, are giving my office number instead of the House of Commons switchboard number to people who ask for the telephone number of the House of Commons. Since 18 January this year, we have been fielding your calls and everyone else's calls. The various directory enquiry services will not change that number unless...
Bob Spink: Did the Prime Minister discuss referendums at the summit so that British people could vote on the Lisbon treaty, which all three main parties promised them they would be able to do? Or does he think that the British people have simply got it wrong?
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has made a recent assessment of the (a) likelihood and (b) potential effects of surface water flooding in built-up areas in Castle Point constituency; and if he will make a statement.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations his Department has received from (a) Essex county council and (b) Castle Point borough council on the methodology used to allocate funding for the development of surface water management plans.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department received bids for funding for early actions to tackle local flood risk from (a) Essex county council and (b) Castle Point borough council.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on the relocation of staff from posts in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency in each of the last five years.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will ensure that the revised safety reports made by (a) the local planning authority and (b) the emergency planning authority in respect of the Oikos site on Canvey Island under the provisions of the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 1999 are published as soon as each is completed.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) improvement notices have been issued and (b) changes of use have been recorded in respect of the Oikos site on Canvey Island controlled under the provisions of the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 1999 in the last five years.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will direct the Health and Safety Executive to examine proposals to store petroleum and similar substances at the Oikos terminal on Canvey Island; and if she will make a statement.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanisms exist for (a) parents and (b) staff to submit complaints about the operation of academies.
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what events have been hosted by his Department in each of the last 12 months.
Bob Spink: The Leader of the House will have seen my early-day motions in 2007-08 and 2008-09 that sought to stop MPs abusing their expenses and second jobs. Even now, can we plan to meet in the House on 31 March to debate the matter and press forward on the remaining, much-needed changes to the House? [ Interruption. ] As the Conservative party is shouting out at me, can we also include party...