Lindsay Roy: What progress he has made in improving recruitment to the armed forces.
Lindsay Roy: I thank the Secretary of State for that candid answer. Will he confirm that he has no idea how many applications to join the reserves have been lost as a result of the IT fiasco over which this Government have presided, and will he explain how he plans to make potential reservists aware that their applications might not have been processed?
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in receipt of personal independence payment are not receiving their benefit payments; (2) how many claims for personal independence payments are outstanding for each of the last three years.
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the causes of delays in the delivery of personal independence payments.
Lindsay Roy: Will my right hon. Friend explain why Ofsted has not intervened in that case?
Lindsay Roy: Can the Minister explain why Ofsted does not have a systematic approach to inspecting local authorities, not just to bring about improvement but to share effective practice?
Lindsay Roy: Will the Minister give way?
Lindsay Roy: Can the Minister explain why Ofsted has apparently been so tardy in intervening and it has required the intervention of the local MP to bring the matter to the fore?
Lindsay Roy: I endorse the hon. Gentleman’s aspiration for every youngster to have a good school. Given that the quality of learning and teaching is a fundamental factor in raising attainment and achievement in schools, how can Ofsted and the LEA monitor that quality, especially where there are non-qualified teachers?
Lindsay Roy: Why does the hon. Gentleman think that there is a lack of aspiration in the local education authority?
Lindsay Roy: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. Does he agree that the Scottish Government are hampering manufacturing growth in the UK by cutting severely the budgets of vocational colleges, in particular in the STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering and mathematics?
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the number of people who will die from mesothelioma in the next 30 years.
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers are (a) currently seeking asylum in the UK and (b) waiting to be returned to their country of origin.
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what new steps he is taking to improve consumer protection.
Lindsay Roy: Does the Minister accept that the MOD cannot abdicate its responsibility in this area?
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last met her European counterparts to discuss the human rights situation of the Roma in the EU.
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles were carried out by British armed forces in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Pakistan in the last three years.
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the value to the UK of the British Council; and if he will make a statement.
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals were deported from (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England in each of the last three years.
Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle slavery in the UK.