Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the revenue that will accrue to the public purse from Severn Bridge tolls between 8 January and 31 December 2018.
Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the abolition of tolls on the Severn bridges.
Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the outstanding level of public debt is in relation to the Severn bridges; and what the estimated operating and maintenance costs for those bridges are for each year between 2018 and 2022.
Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made in establishing a steel sector deal.
Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of personal independence payment claimants in (a) Wales and (b) Newport East constituency whose claims will have to be reassessed as part of the Government's review of all personal independence payment claims.
Jessica Morden: My constituents who work in Bristol and beyond have to put up with chronically overcrowded rail services as fares increase. Will the Secretary of State talk to UK Government Transport Ministers—rail services are not devolved—to sort this out?
Jessica Morden: Can the Minister reassure families such as the Smiths, who lost their son aged just seven and who have fought tirelessly for justice and answers for decades, that the Government truly mean it when they say that there will be no further delay and that the public inquiry will get it right this time? These families have been through so much and we just cannot let them down again.
Jessica Morden: What assessment he has made of the effect on road users of the Severn Bridges being taken into public ownership.
Jessica Morden: With the Severn bridges at long last coming into public ownership on 8 January, will the Minister meet me to discuss the future operation of the bridges, including abolishing the tolls following the long local campaign?
Jessica Morden: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy), I want to concentrate on my constituents’ concerns about their daily struggle to get to work, which is so unlike the rosy picture that the Secretary of State painted. They just want reliable services and affordable fares, which is not happening under the Government’s failed transport policy. Key rail routes run through my...
Jessica Morden: My hon. Friend is quite right to talk about the importance of the independent living fund to his constituent. My constituent Richard, who is also a recipient, told me, “Words cannot really do justice to what the ILF means to me. It is like oxygen. It allows me to get out and about and not to be isolated—to live the best life I can.” Does my hon. Friend agree that gets to the...
Jessica Morden: Does my hon. Friend agree that that gets to the crux of just how important this debate is?
Jessica Morden: Gingerbread states that two thirds of single parents rent privately, and from my casework, I know that that group of people and the children that they support is particularly hard hit.
Jessica Morden: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) on securing the debate. I fully support the excellent case that he made for a steel sector deal. He rightly reiterated the policy asks and the fact that speed is of the essence. I wholeheartedly agree with that. My constituency is just down the M4 from his, and the social importance of steel is crucial to...
Jessica Morden: My hon. Friend is right to make that point. The project has huge potential, not only for Swansea bay but for other areas of Wales—there is the potential for tidal lagoons in places such as Newport—so we must keep pressing the Government. We do not understand why the decision has not been made yet. There has obviously been disappointment in the steel sector that its own proposal...
Jessica Morden: What estimate he has made of the number of patients with Erythropoietic Protoporphyria.
Jessica Morden: Those with erythropoietic protoporphyria cannot be exposed to sunlight or even some artificial light without extremely painful and violent skin reactions. Trials of the drug Scenesse have proved life-changing for constituents such as James Rawnsley, who, for the first time, can now take his kids to school and go on holiday. The decision to make it available on the NHS will be taken soon....
Jessica Morden: There was little mention of Wales in the Secretary of State’s letter to hon. Members on the great western consultation, yet key services run through my constituency. Just this morning, commuters to Bristol and beyond have yet again had to highlight the chronic lack of capacity as demand grows. Can he tell my constituents when they will see real action and improvement?
Jessica Morden: What recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Myanmar on the treatment of the Rohingya people in that country.