Liam Byrne: It gives me great pleasure to rise to make my maiden speech and to follow the hon. Member for Bournemouth, East (Mr. Atkinson). I welcomed his comments about the challenges of the mobile phone industry—a subject about which I have learned much in the past week. I am especially grateful to be given this opportunity to speak only 48 hours after being presented to the House. I hope that hon....
Liam Byrne: I add my congratulations to the hon. Member for South Norfolk (Mr. Bacon) on raising this vital issue, and I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Mrs. Mahon) for introducing the case of Josh Berrill, a young boy who was knocked down and killed in my constituency on Burney lane—a road that the Minister knows. Josh was just two years old and was due to start back at his...
Liam Byrne: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance has been circulated to local authorities in England concerning the issue of compulsory purchase orders where ownership of a particular site is in dispute or unknown.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what reports he has received of sites designated as green belt wedge within a unitary development plan being redeveloped for community sports and recreation uses.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the legal constraints are on developing sites within an area designated as a green belt wedge within a unitary development plan for community and recreational uses; and what the process is for seeking to revise planning consents for such an initiative.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on projected capital investment in housing renewal in Birmingham, Hodge Hill in each of the next four years.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the funding streams from which Birmingham city council might access capital investment for housing renewal over the next four years; and through which organisational options such funding might be delivered.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he has (a) received and (b) been notified of proposals to sell school playing fields since the publication of new guidance on the matter.
Liam Byrne: The Prime Minister will be aware that the Palestinian nation today faces hours of maximum uncertainty. What will he do in Washington to help to focus the American President on delivering a prosperous, stable, two-state solution in the middle east?
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress of capital investment in primary care facilities in Hodge Hill; and what future capital investments will be made in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.
Liam Byrne: Does my right hon. Friend recognise that in my inner-city area—I know that many Opposition Members visited it during the recent by-election—it is critical for Eastern Birmingham primary care trust to work in conjunction with NHS LIFT if things are to operate at the necessary scale to transform services? Such work is offering us the prospect of transforming one of the worst eyesores in...
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the role to be played by schools in tackling graffiti; and if he will list examples of best practice in this area.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will direct Birmingham and Solihull Solutions to accelerate its acquisition of the Leyland Club on Alum Rock Road for the development of a new health centre.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value was of assets (a) seized and (b) frozen under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in (i) 2002 and (ii) 2003, broken down by region.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value of assets (a) seized and (b) frozen under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in (i) the West Midlands, (ii) Birmingham and (iii) Hodge Hill was in (A) 2002, (B) 2003 and (C) 2004.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many graffiti removal notices have been served under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003; (2) what assessment he has made of the efficacy of graffiti removal notices; (3) what duties are incumbent on local authorities to remove graffiti from local authority owned premises and facilities; and what steps local communities can take...
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out the terms under which police authorities may access additional resources to fund police community safety wardens; and what the timetable is for implementation of the process.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether, under new guidance restricting the sale of school playing fields, 100 per cent. of the proceeds from such land sales must be spent in the local community; and what definition of local community he uses in such guidance.
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the availability of primary school places in Washwood Heath, Birmingham.
Liam Byrne: I shall speak only briefly because my amendments Nos. 306 to 308 are simply probing amendments, and I am as anxious as everyone else to speed the Bill out of the Committee stage as it is well drafted and has been well scrutinised. I hate to be the first to point out that there are now only 24 shopping days until Christmas. 3G phones may well be one of the most popular products put under the...