Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will break down by expenditure and capital the 2003–04 Departmental Expenditure Limit baseline against which the financial savings of £960 million from annual efficiencies outlined in the Spending Review 2004 are calculated.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will provide a financial reconciliation between the Department of Work and Pensions 2004–05 Capital Budget of £435 million in the 2004 Spending Review (Table 19.1) and the 2004–05 estimated outturn Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit of £299 million in the Department of Work and Pensions Departmental Report 2005.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will provide a financial reconciliation between the Department of Work and Pensions 2004–05 Resource Budget of £7,849 million in the 2004 Spending Review (Table 19.1) and the 2004–05 estimated outturn Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit of £8391million in the Department of Work and Pensions Departmental Report 2005.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will break down the leasehold improvements expenditure for 2003–04 and the estimated outturn for 2004–05 noted in Table 4 of the Department of Work and Pensions Departmental Report 2005 (Cm 6539) (a) by activity, (b) leasehold property and (c) expenditure type.
Justine Greening: I congratulate the hon. Member for Tooting (Mr. Khan). Many of my constituents have family and friends who have been affected by this event. Will the Minister assure us that the Government will press to ensure that the reconstruction plan that is being worked up at the moment is adequate to meet the long-term challenges?
Justine Greening: My right hon. Friend makes the valid point that if we are to report on emissions, we need to be certain about what we are trying to achieve. A problem with noise monitoring near Heathrow, for instance, is deciding whether to measure average levels or peaks and troughs. We need to know what we want to understand from our information before we spend a lot of money on collecting it.
Justine Greening: My right hon. Friend is pursuing a valid line. Our experience in London—for example, with local targets for recycling—has produced far more creativity in places such as Wandsworth, where we have one of the highest recycling rates in the country. Local targets start to allow some sort of competition and creativity to emerge, from which broader conclusions can be drawn about what will be...
Justine Greening: My right hon. Friend makes a valid point. Above all, we need consistency. On the one hand, we are constantly told about the need to reduce CO 2 emissions, but on the other, the Civil Aviation Bill will remove the cap on the number of flights landing at Heathrow, which is one of the main causes of the rise in CO 2 emissions. The main answer will come from individuals changing their own...
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in Putney will receive funding as part of the Schools Access Initiative; and how much has been allocated to each school in (a) 2004–05 (b) 2005–06 (c) 2006–07 and (d) 2007–08.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the new government in Burundi regarding the killing of British citizen Charlotte Wilson in December 2000; and if he will press the Burundian Government to take action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in the Putney constituency are included in the Building Schools for the Future Programme; which wave of the programme each school will be in; what the agreed funding is for each school; and what stage each project already under way has reached.
Justine Greening: Can the Minister be a little more specific about which bits of the Bill the Government do not support?
Justine Greening: I am not a parent, but I am not sure that three and four-year-olds clamour for unhealthy food. We must be careful not to adopt sticking-plaster solutions, as the root cause of the problem is a lack of understanding among parents about a healthy diet. Surely, a junk food advertising ban is only a temporary solution, not a permanent one.
Justine Greening: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Justine Greening: I am grateful for the chance to speak in the debate. I shall start by expelling a few myths that seem to exist among those on the Labour Benches. My constituency, Putney, includes what may be Europe's largest council estate, the Alton estate in Roehampton. I have 12,000 people there, many of whom experience exactly the problems outlined by Labour Members. As their MP, I am determined to...
Justine Greening: The hon. Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown) has discussed not jumping the gun, but we have waited a long time for it to be fired—it has been primed, but we are still waiting. Once the final Adair report is published on 30 November, I hope that the Government have the guts to consider introducing the proposals. Given the problems that Labour Members have outlined so eloquently, pensioners and...
Justine Greening: The hon. Lady has moved on from the point on which I wished to intervene, so I do not intend to interrupt her flow any further.
Justine Greening: Are not the hon. Gentleman's concerns analogous to those that he may well have about the Chancellor's proposal for self-invested personal pensions, in which people can invest in a second home and put it into a pension vehicle where it will be tax-free?
Justine Greening: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. It is clear from my constituency experience that one reason why many people have poor personal financial provision is that they do not understand the products on offer. However, does she not accept that the simplicity that the Bill would introduce to saving through the SaRA is at least a step forward compared with the current system? Perhaps it is just...
Justine Greening: In my Putney constituency, the average voter age is 34, and I believe that the Bill would greatly help the 20-somethings and 30-somethings. In the context of what is being proposed, there is ample evidence in Britain that such people, who are trying to get on the property ladder, often prefer a mortgage product with a huge amount of flexibility to allow for stopping payments or drawing down...