Jessica Morden: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential effect on community transport providers in Wales of changes to the way in which section 19 and 22 permits are issued.
Jessica Morden: As the Minister said, community transport operators in Wales have many valuable functions, including helping isolated people get to the shops, doctors, friends and family. They will be hit very hard hit by Government changes in terms of extra licensing and certification. The Community Transport Association says that this will affect 95% of operators, so what will the Minister do to help the...
Jessica Morden: Whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on introducing a deposit return scheme.
Jessica Morden: Tomorrow, a team from AB InBev brewery and Keep Wales Tidy will again be out cleaning up the shores of the Severn estuary, which highlights the very urgent action that is needed to protect our environment from the devastating impact of plastic pollution. Will the Secretary of State confirm that he has Treasury backing for a deposit return scheme, and when will we see some action?
Jessica Morden: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 17 April 2018, Official Report, column 179, what progress HMRC is making on reaching an agreement with the Roadchef Employee Benefit Trust on the outstanding tax issues.
Jessica Morden: May I throw in another project? I am sure that the Minister welcomes the collaborative work going on between the University of South Wales and Thales, which is obviously a big European company. They are jointly developing the cyber-graduates and the cyber-capability in Gwent, alongside the Welsh Government. Does he agree that it is absolutely vital that we keep up these relationships and this...
Jessica Morden: What will ministers do to support the “Great Western Cities” initiative, which promotes collaboration between Bristol, Newport and Cardiff and has enormous potential for the wider region?
Jessica Morden: Constituents who cannot afford a driving licence or a passport cannot do an initial online verification of their universal credit claim, meaning that they have to wait up to two weeks in order to be seen for a personal appointment. That is driving people to see loan sharks in some cases, so will the Minister look at it?
Jessica Morden: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith) on securing this important debate and, as always, making an excellent case in favour of the fortification of flour and the science behind it. I also thank him and the right hon. Member for Belfast North (Nigel Dodds) for organising the recent event in Parliament with the charity Shine, among others. Shine has worked for...
Jessica Morden: My hon. Friend is making some important points. Does he agree that we should urge Ministers to take more of a lead in restricting junk food advertising and to provide extra money and the consequentials to the Welsh health service for such things as earlier intervention by GPs and practice nurses?
Jessica Morden: The hon. Gentleman makes a good point about the experiences of his constituents, but does he agree that while it is a very good thing for people to know their rights, being able to enforce them in a real court is what really matters, and that the Government’s cuts to legal aid and court closures have cut people’s ability to do that?
Jessica Morden: What recent discussions he has had with his Cameroonian counterpart on the level of violence in that country.
Jessica Morden: A constituent of mine from Cameroon who sought asylum here has been highlighting the ongoing violence and the brutality committed by the Government in Anglophone regions, and the acute refugee crisis that that has caused. I know that the Department has been raising these issues, but what more can Ministers do to help to get a meaningful process going to address the issues and end the violence?
Jessica Morden: Please may we have a debate on what more the Government can do to support our steel industry, not least because this week Tata announced plans to sell part of its UK business, including Cogent in my constituency? We need a sector deal for steel.
Jessica Morden: What are Ministers doing to tackle the issue of scam adverts online, as highlighted by Martin Lewis recently?
Jessica Morden: My hon. Friend talks about the valleys. Does he agree that Newport is also affected? We are very proud of the civil service jobs we have in Newport; there are hundreds at Sovereign House, the DWP office. Does my hon. Friend agree that in a drive to centralise the Government are overlooking the importance of local jobs and local expertise from local people? That would be lost, given the travel...
Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he next plans to convene a Steel Council.
Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department intends to contact women who have moved to Wales who may not have been invited to their final breast screening due to computer failure as identified in the national breast screening programme in England; and what the timetable is for contacting those people.