Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to its consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the timetable is for further steps to be taken in relation to that Bill.
Ed Vaizey: How?
Ed Vaizey: I go there frequently.
Ed Vaizey: It is great to have the opportunity to speak in this important debate. Yesterday’s was very entertaining and we did make a piece of fudge, and I am pleased to say that my side of the House got the biggest piece—I just want to put things beyond any doubt. Of course it was a fudge, because a lot of this is about compromise. Today’s debate is perhaps less entertaining, because...
Ed Vaizey: Give way!
Ed Vaizey: Well said, Mr Speaker.
Ed Vaizey: It’s right hon. Gentleman.
Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2018 to Question 145294 on Dental Services, in what format the information is held.
Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review the three-year time limit on legal action for clinical negligence claims against the NHS.
Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the underspend for NHS dentist services was in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18 financial years.
Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to implement commercial radio deregulation.
Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to lay statutory instruments before Parliament to extend the Public Lending Right to e-book loans.
Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Public Lending Right will be extended to e-book loans in time for the planned implementation date of 1 July 2018.
Ed Vaizey: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup (James Brokenshire) on a superb speech. It sounds a provocative thing to say perhaps, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that we have cured cancer, in the sense that if diagnosed early enough survival rates shoot up. This might also sound provocative, but it pays for itself. If we can screen people and catch it...
Ed Vaizey: Now that the Minister has been un-shelled—he is doing very well—could he name one trade deal and tell us when it will be signed?
Ed Vaizey: I see that a Treasury Minister is responding to this debate, not a Trade Minister. This is a new phenomenon: when the Government are in trouble, they no longer uncork the Gauke; they un-shell the Mel. I do not know about the emperor’s new clothes, but I feel I am living in an Alice in Wonderland world. I am learning more and more about Brexit every day. I have learned that we can be out...
Ed Vaizey: That is absolutely right. My right hon. Friend the Member for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin), in his excellent memoirs, says he parted company with the Brexiteers, having been a Eurosceptic, because he supported a free trade arrangement with the EU but did not want to leave the EU in order to cause damage to our economy—I have not put that very well, but the key point is that, if we...
Ed Vaizey: Rubbish!
Ed Vaizey: I congratulate the hon. Lady on this important debate. She is right to call this a scandal. A constituent of mine now has a colostomy bag and severe internal pain and probably cannot give birth safely in future. She is 24. She makes the point that ventral rectopexy mesh procedures are not included in the audit, apparently because there is no code for surgeons to enter. May I join the hon....
Ed Vaizey: It is a great pleasure to appear under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine) on securing this important debate. Let me begin by echoing what she said about the Edinburgh International Festival: it is indeed the world’s largest festival of its kind, and the oldest. It is incumbent on us to remember that it was started just...