Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) educate the police and other law enforcement agencies on and (b) support the successful prosecution of telephony fraud crime.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to encourage Ofcom to use its existing power under Article 28(2) Universal Service Directive to intervene in cases of telephony fraud originating in the EU.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the annual average household electricity consumption was in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland since 2010.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have had with representatives from (i) Camelot, (ii) Lottoland, (iii) the Health Lottery and (iv) the People's Postcode Lottery in each of the last 24 months.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on funding for good causes of the strategic review announced by the Camelot Group.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she expects to make a decision on prohibiting third-party betting on the outcome of non-UK EuroMillions before Camelot has completed its strategic review.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish a response to the Consultation on Prohibiting Third Party Betting on the Outcome of non-UK EuroMillions.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made on the effect of non-UK EuroMillions draws on funds provided to good causes in the UK.
Philip Davies: I am sure that people will be greatly reassured by what the Secretary of State has said today about animal welfare. On the back of that, will the Government commit to increase the penalties for people convicted of animal cruelty?
Philip Davies: rose—
Philip Davies: There are many people, including in Yorkshire, who think that HS2 is a huge waste of money that could be better spent on infrastructure projects elsewhere in the region. He was bullish about the total figure that HS2 will cost. Will he therefore put a cap on the cost to make sure it does not overrun in the way some people think? At what point does he think HS2 will become too expensive? Or...
Philip Davies: indicated dissent.
Philip Davies: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Philip Davies: And ballots.
Philip Davies: Has the hon. Gentleman told the Opposition Chief Whip that tonight will mark the end of procedural games in Parliament? According to my experience of being on the Opposition Benches, procedural games are one of the few things that Oppositions have at their disposal to try to cause trouble for the Government. Has the hon. Gentleman clarified with the Chief Whip that the Labour party is tonight...
Philip Davies: What the hon. Gentleman ought to reflect on is that the first Bill that appears on a Friday needs just 100 people to turn up to support it. He is guilty, like many other hon. Members, of complaining that a Bill did not get passed when he could not be bothered to turn up and support it. If he bothered to turn up, some of the Bills he claims are so important would get through. Perhaps he should...
Philip Davies: I had not intended to speak in this debate, but given that the hon. Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz) failed to answer my very simple question, it seems that we need to explore this subject a bit more deeply. Her amendment merely asks for another 13 sitting Fridays, while that tabled by the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) goes a bit further and names an additional 13 Fridays....
Philip Davies: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her comment, but the problem with ten-minute rule Bills is that they go to the back of the queue. The Bills that get precedence are those that come out of the ballot—they are the ones that get the best slice. Of course, I understand why the hon. Member for Rhondda has tabled his amendment. Obviously, if I were in his shoes I would make the same...
Philip Davies: The hon. Gentleman can tell us that he is not arguing out of self-interest.
Philip Davies: It is an ugly rumour but it also happens to be true: I do support the hon. Gentleman’s private Member’s Bill. It seems to me, therefore, that he does not need 26 days to get it through. This, however, might be his tactic in reserve, in case things do not go so well on the first day and he needs more days. I hope he will declare his interest when he moves his amendment. The hon....