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Mark Tami: Thank you for giving me an opportunity to made a contribution, Mr. Benton. It is a pleasure to serve under your excellent chairmanship. On amendments Nos. 104 and 105, I ask the Minister to consider the question of flexibility while maintaining entitlement. Fathers may want to take all their leave—the whole two weeks—in one block, but may equally want to take it in smaller blocks because...
Mark Tami: I hope that that could be worked out between the parties, although I would not want people to put their name to anything. I am looking at the matter from the employee's point of view, because the two-week block may not be suitable to the needs of the mother and child.
Mark Tami: As I have said, I am simply asking the Minister to reconsider the area and think about some of the comments that have been made. I disagree with amendment No. 105, but it does raise the question of the expected date of birth. We should consider the circumstance of a birth that is very early, when the mother and child spend a long time in hospital. Will the Minister consider at what stage...
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the cost was to each county council in Wales of removing and disposing of abandoned vehicles in the last year.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what guidance he gives to local authorities on the employment of traffic wardens.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many combined heat and power schemes are under construction.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what proportions of energy supply is supplied by combined heat and power schemes; (2) what proportion of the UK's energy requirements were produced by combined heat and power schemes in each of the last 10 years.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action she has taken to encourage the development of offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with other Government Departments and the First Secretary of the National Assembly on measures to improve access to training in Wales.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what guidance he gives to local authorities on (a) installing road bumps on established roads, (b) painting speed limits in block form on roads and (c) other traffic calming measures.
Mark Tami: To ask the Prime Minister what plans there are to change the (a) departmental expenditure limit and (b) administration costs limits for 2001–02 for the security and intelligence agencies.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to amend the Welsh departmental expenditure limit for 2001–02.
Mark Tami: I declare an interest as a member of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, which is soon to become Amicus. It supported me before the election. I welcome the Bill, which marks a positive development for employees and employers. It is disappointing to hear Conservative Members speak only about the rights of employers. They seem to ignore those of employees. When they are challenged...
Mark Tami: Is my hon. Friend aware of the considerable work that is being done in my constituency to combat flooding? Flintshire county council in particular has made the issue a priority. However, does he agree that the need remains for greater co-operation between local authorities, water companies and the Environment Agency to deal with the matter effectively?
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the measures taken by the Government to tackle crime in Wales.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Secretary of the National Assembly on the manufacturing industry in Wales.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Secretary of the National Assembly about flooding in north Wales.
Mark Tami: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech in such an important debate, and I add my congratulations to my right hon. and hon. Friends on their appointments. It is a great honour to represent the people of Alyn and Deeside in this House and, equally, to follow such an excellent Member of Parliament as Barry Jones. Barry represented the seat for 31...
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the British Board of Film Classification's Annual Report will be published.