Helen Goodman: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Robertson. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) on securing the debate and on his excellent introduction and thorough understanding of the situation. He detailed the long conflict, the deaths and displacement caused, and the recent further destabilisation caused by large numbers of refugees from Venezuela, as well as...
Helen Goodman: I am very impressed by my hon. Friend’s speech. Does he know which British corporations are doing this? It would be extremely helpful to the House if he could name them.
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the responses to the public consultation, Proposals for the creation of a Major Road Network, published in December 2017.
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to include the A68 in the major roads network.
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to change the criteria for road improvement funding.
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Helen Goodman: Discussion of DDCMS support for the Mayflower celebrations raises the problem that DDCMS regional funding is deeply unfair, with far more in London. Indeed, that is the pattern on infrastructure, which the Minister was talking about before. So to what extent does the Minister believe that unfair patterns of Government spending are the cause of the fact that household income in the north-east...
Helen Goodman: The Minister says that the Government have published notices. Last week, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union told us in this House that the medicine notices covered stockpiling. I looked at them and could see no reference to stockpiling. In which notice is the stockpiling of medicines set out?
Helen Goodman: One of my constituents who was abused as a child was told not to make a claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority because it might prejudice the trial, but the trial took so long that by the end of the process, she was out of time. Will the Minister’s changes to the criteria for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority be retrospective?
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his (a) US, (b) South Korean and (c) North Korean counterparts on peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Japanese counterpart following Typhoon Jebi.
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Chinese counterpart on the human rights of ethnic minorities.
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Nicaraguan counterpart on human rights in that country.
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he had had with his Latin American counterparts on their response to Venezuelan refugees.
Helen Goodman: One key attraction for tourists is the arts, so will the Secretary of State ask the Arts Council to support the very excellent Witham arts centre in Barnard Castle?
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2018 to Question 160713, if he will publish that same information for dental prescriptions wrongly claimed as free.
Helen Goodman: I add my congratulations to the police on their excellent detective work. The Opposition were pleased that the Government added Magnitsky provisions to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. Section 31 of that Act provides for the appointment of an independent reviewer of counter-terrorism regulations. Has that appointment been made?
Helen Goodman: Will the Secretary of State explain what will happen on medicines in the event of no deal? Over the summer, the Secretary of State for Health said that the public should not stockpile medicine, but industry has been told the opposite. Does the Secretary of State think that that is at all reassuring for people with chronic conditions who need their drugs?
Helen Goodman: I welcome what the Minister has just said about new funding for UNRWA. Labour has been saying for months that proposed cuts from Donald Trump would damage Palestinian schooling and education and harm the peace process. Will the Foreign Office also now take the lead in organising an international emergency conference, so that others may also pledge more support?
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether arrangements have been made for the right hon. Member for Uxbridge to pay rent on grace and favour apartments after 9 July 2018; and if he will make a statement.