Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that funding is found to enable the 29 junior doctors who have had their general practitioner vocational training scheme posts deferred to start their training in August 2006.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her US counterparts on EU proposals to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
Stephen Hammond: What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Iraq.
Stephen Hammond: I listened carefully to the answers given by the Secretary of State. In response to one of the earlier questions, he said that there is a threat posed to the security situation in Iraq and to our forces by infiltrators in the security services and the police force. Could he confirm whether he has spoken to the new Iraqi Defence Minister about this? What steps will the UK take in conjunction...
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2006, Official Report, column 1016W, on the Merton and Sutton Better Healthcare Closer to Home Programme, on what date she expects to publish her response to the local national health service.
Stephen Hammond: Perhaps it has halted that deterioration, but how many of the 200 schemes promised at a local level in the 10-year plan have actually been implemented?
Stephen Hammond: Good afternoon, Mr. Bercow. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I congratulate the hon. Member for Pudsey (Mr. Truswell) on gaining this debate. He may be surprised to hear that I agree with some of what he said, but probably not surprised that I do not agree with it all. Since being appointed to speak for the Conservative party on transport, I have had the honour of...
Stephen Hammond: Indeed, the same criticism could be made of this Labour Government in respect of numerous authorities all over the country. I do not think that we need any lessons there. Let me return to TIF, and the revenue support grant, because that is where the bulk of funding for local transport comes from. Local transport plans and local funding are inextricably linked to the Lyons review, and to the...
Stephen Hammond: As a Member for a London constituency, I am interested to hear the hon. Gentleman's eulogy. Perhaps he can tell us what the average use of a London bus is.
Stephen Hammond: Complete nonsense.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost of his official residence in Admiralty House was to the public purse in 2005-06.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2006, Official Report, columns 1013-14W, on haemophilia, (1) when she expects developments with regard to the Department's consideration of the Macfarlane Trust's submission; (2) whether she plans to meet the chairman of the Macfarlane Trust.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the mandatory High Return Alternative Tender for the Greater Western Franchise.
Stephen Hammond: In the Minister's answers to my hon. Friends, he reiterated the Government's rhetoric that rural, community and light rail are important to them. However, if they really believed their own rhetoric, they would not be closing rural railway lines but increasing their usage, and they would have spent more than 0.3 per cent. of the Department for Transport's budget on light rail. The consultation...
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1288W, on Thameslink 2000, when he plans to make these reports available to the public.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answers of 5 June to Questions 73258, 73259 and 73260, on people with haemophilia, if she will publish the Department's consideration and decision with regard to the Macfarlane Trust's submission.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to respond to the Merton and Sutton Better Healthcare Closer to Home Programme steering group's review of her instructions to build the critical care hospital on the St. Helier site.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether she has arranged to meet the Chairman of the Macfarlane Trust to discuss the Trust's report requesting increased funding for people with haemophilia who were infected with HIV by their NHS treatment; (2) what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the average payment to those registered with the Macfarlane Trust; (3) what response...
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2006, Official Report, column 2403W on railways, whether (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department attended Northern Night at the 2005 Labour party conference.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents on level crossings there were in each of the last three years; and how many incidents in each year resulted in a fatality.