Stephen Hammond: Does the Minister intend to make extra resources or help available to prison governors at high-security prisons, to ensure that our prisons are calm and well controlled?
Stephen Hammond: Will the hon. Gentleman give way on a different point?
Stephen Hammond: I am grateful to you, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity to make a short contribution to this debate. Like perhaps a number of Members, I was somewhat surprised to find us debating this issue today, when there are so many other things we should be debating, but you are absolutely right, Sir. As the shadow Leader of the House said, you are entrusted with grave responsibilities, and it is only...
Stephen Hammond: The charge of ambiguity is a serious one, but it does not hold up. The Government Front-Bench team answered that question when they responded to the motion, so I do not think that that charge can really be levelled against the Government. In the short time that I have left, let me make the point that as a Government Back Bencher, I have experienced the frustration of sitting here with my...
Stephen Hammond: Now that it is autumn, many of our constituents are concerned about the cost of fuel and energy this winter. What can the Secretary of State say to reassure all our constituents that fuel and energy will be accessible for all this winter?
Stephen Hammond: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential additional administrative and financial burdens placed on UK financial services of complying with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act; and if he will make a statement.
Stephen Hammond: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of what additional compliance requirements the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will place on UK-based companies over and above the requirements of the UK system with which they are already compliant.
Stephen Hammond: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made on the potential effect of complying with the requirements of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act additional to those already placed on them through the UK compliance system on UK-based (a) non-life insurers, (b) brokers and intermediaries and (c) consumers.
Stephen Hammond: What progress her Department has made on giving summer-born and premature children the right to start reception at the age of five.
Stephen Hammond: As my right hon. Friend will recognise, it is two years since we had an Adjournment debate on this subject, and there is increasing frustration about the fact that the code of conduct has not yet been published. Will he agree to provide a timetable showing when he might publish it, and will he also agree to meet me to discuss the unintended consequences?
Stephen Hammond: I recently visited two excellent primary schools in my constituency, West Wimbledon and Joseph Hood, both of which want to know when the Secretary of State will publish the full details of the national funding formula and whether she will confirm that no school will see a reduction in its funding as a result.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential extra cost to projects in Control Period 6 and beyond in the event that the railway supply chain receives an insufficient volume of orders to be able to maintain its skilled workers.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 204, on Crossrail 2 Line, what the timescale is for the analysis referred to; and when the date of the next stage of the public consultation will be announced.
Stephen Hammond: May I thank my right hon. Friend for his statement, and for the opportunity he gave Members of this House to spend many pleasurable hours during the recess reading position papers? The position paper on customs largely fails to mention financial services in any way. Given that the sector is our biggest tax raiser and represents 45% of our exports, will my right hon. Friend confirm to the...
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Crossrail 2 business case submitted by Transport for London to his Department sets out how Transport for London will provide for and raise half of the funds needed for that project.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of his Department's staff are currently working on Crossrail 2.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the time spent by his Department's staff on the Crossrail 2 business case who are (a) based exclusively in his Department and (b) embedded with Transport for London in the financial year 2016-17 and prior to Transport for London submitting that business case to his Department.