Mark Tami: then claimed the closure on the contingent Question ( Standing Order No. 36(2)). Main Question accordingly put forthwith.
Mark Tami: My right hon. Friend mentioned fly-tipping. Does she accept that there is a particular problem with gas cylinders? Industry and shops no longer accept rival brands of cylinders. Not only are they dumped in rural locations but they are left in abandoned buildings, which could cause a particular threat to our fire service should a fire happen in that building.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Government will take further steps to ensure that clergy are fully protected in respect of (a) race, (b) disability and (c) sex discrimination in relation to employment legislation.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment has been made of the impact of the Genuine Occupation Qualification within the (a) Sex Discrimination Act 1975, (b) Race Relations Act 1976 and (c) Disability Discrimination Act 1995 on clergy office holders.
Mark Tami: Does my hon. Friend agree that what is asked for is very reasonable? It will not cost millions of pounds and will help to safeguard and protect the proud traditions of the Welsh regiments.
Mark Tami: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that some people see incineration as a panacea or a magic cure for the problem of waste, and particularly hazardous waste? They think that if we somehow keep burning this stuff, there will not be a problem any more. What we should be asking ourselves is why we produce so much of this stuff in the first place.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research has been carried out into the likelihood of the UK being struck by a tidal wave in the foreseeable future.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what preparations her Department has made for the possibility of the UK being struck by a tidal wave.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of (a) which areas of the UK are likely to be affected and (b) the scale of likely damage which would be caused by a tidal wave.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individuals (a) failed and (b) passed all parts of the driving test in each of the last five years.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many reported road accidents involved drivers who had passed their test within one year of the incident in each of the last five years.
Mark Tami: Following the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Hornchurch (John Cryer), will my right hon. Friend allow time for an early debate on the work of cancer charities? We must not lose sight of their tremendous work and the support that they provide to sufferers and their families. Does he agree that a good way of showing support for Marie Curie Cancer Care would be to buy a Marie...
Mark Tami: Does my right hon. Friend agree—he has just touched on this issue—that the previous legislation was intended to prevent fraud, rather than to deter people from taking part in a proper democratic process?
Mark Tami: I accept a lot of the points that the hon. Gentleman is making, but does he accept that there might equally be a problem on the other side? There is a distinct possibility that at the next election some people who think they are still on the register will turn up at the polling station, discover that they cannot vote and then perhaps feel that a fraud has been committed against them.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals received (a) points penalties and (b) convictions in respect of speeding offences in each of the last five years.
Mark Tami: As my right hon. Friend has said, the AirTanker project is excellent news for north Wales. It will secure many thousands of jobs, including thousands of jobs throughout the United Kingdom and in the aerospace industry as a whole. Does it not also demonstrate the Government's commitment to British industry?
Mark Tami: Can we have an early debate on engaging younger people in the political process? During the next few weeks, two school groups from Elfed high school in Buckley and Connahs Quay high school will visit the House. The Welsh Assembly provides financial assistance for the transport of schoolchildren to visit the Assembly from outside a radius of 25 miles. We provide none. Why?
Mark Tami: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. During business questions I asked the Leader of the House about the funding of school trips to this Parliament. I think he misunderstood me and I wonder whether it would be possible for me to have a written answer on that subject or, obviously, a reply now.
Mark Tami: I understand that the Parliamentary Communications Directorate, which provides our computer equipment, is going to put out to tender the contract to provide hand-held devices for Members. Can the Leader of the House tell us what consultation has been conducted among Members? I am quite unaware of any.
Mark Tami: Last week the Upper Waiting Hall hosted an exhibition of manufacturing in north Wales in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane). I hosted an exhibition some weeks earlier highlighting the importance of the aerospace industry in north Wales. Both exhibitions showed the strength and growth of manufacturing in the area and, importantly, that industry was...