James Duddridge: Is it appropriate for Mr Speaker to remain in his place when there are allegations against him, which he is trying to suppress, using taxpayers’ funds, by sending letters through Speaker’s Counsel?
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the UK hospitality industry’s job growth target of employing an additional 19,000 jobs in the sector by 2020.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to support the hospitality industry’s upcoming campaign entitled Hospitality Works; and if he will make a statement.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has received on the potential effect on the hospitality sector of the proposed merger between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and the British Hospitality Association.
James Duddridge: Is the Foreign Secretary concerned, as I am, about future Russian attacks on critical infrastructure in the UK? I am conscious that the Economic Secretary to the Treasury is probably here more as the Member of Parliament for Salisbury, but is the Foreign Secretary particularly concerned about financial services infrastructure? As we carry less cash and cheque books, we are reliant on our...
James Duddridge: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.
James Duddridge: I thank the Secretary of State for the truly amazing work she is doing. That is quite often said in this House, but having sat through three and a half hours in the Select Committee listening to Oxfam, I came away realising how appalling the situation really is. May I, however, urge her not to leap into action too quickly, given, horrifically, that we have no understanding at the moment of...
James Duddridge: In 1971, when French and English counterparts starting talking about the channel tunnel, they were mocked. Can we have more vision and less mockery about ideas on how we can take forward our future relationships?
James Duddridge: I welcome the 10 county-wide pilots. Will the Secretary of State consider extending the pilots to include small unitaries such as Southend and Thurrock or areas of the county such as south Essex, if the whole Essex plan does not work?
James Duddridge: What steps his Department is taking to improve support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
James Duddridge: What is the Department doing to help children with special educational needs on their pathway to adulthood and, where appropriate, into the workforce?
James Duddridge: I will be brief, because I know that the House wants to move on quickly. I oppose the motion. The Electoral Commission is an incredibly important body, and I ask Members to reflect on why the issue has been brought to the House. It is because it is for the full House to make a decision, rather than relying on our Front Benchers and the official channels. I do not believe that Sir Ian Kennedy...
James Duddridge: What steps the Government are taking to ensure that the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission takes account of the needs of south Essex.
James Duddridge: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. London Southend airport, as we like to refer to it, will have a major impact on the commission. What role does he see London Southend airport playing in boosting growth and productivity across the whole of south Essex?
James Duddridge: Southend constituents and those in broader Essex will be worrying about how the situation affects their public services. Will my right hon. Friend consider publishing a list—a spreadsheet—of all the contracts and all the affected constituencies and use that as a basis for updating the House on progress on individual projects as mitigation takes place?
James Duddridge: With over 25% of overseas development money being spent outside the Department for International Development, is there a role for the Cabinet Office in encouraging more cross-departmental spend and better reporting across all Departments?
James Duddridge: The good burghers of Southend will be glad that the Secretary of State is delivering the Brexit that they supported wholeheartedly. Will he confirm that the Trade Remedies Authority will be wholly independent? Will he give us an indication of how quickly some of the detail will come together once the Bill is enacted? What forms of consultation will there be on how to set up the Trade Remedies...
James Duddridge: Thank you, Mr Speaker. To make the issue of 52 members versus 54 more orderly, could we perhaps increase the number to 54? Although the Foreign Secretary is right in saying that it is 52, I think that by the time that we get to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, the Gambia will already be in, making it 53. Could we add Zimbabwe to the list, particularly if that is conditional on...