Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment he has made of the effect of increases in the (a) national living wage and (b) minimum employer pensions contributions on the average hourly cost of providing childcare; and if he will make a statement.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to review his policy on the early years national funding formula.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to review the effect of the introduction of 30 hours' free childcare on childcare businesses; and if he will make a statement.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the allocation of unspent apprenticeship levy funds; and whether such unspent funds will be ring fenced for skills development.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an estimate of the underspend on the apprenticeship levy by April (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021; and if he will make a statement.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he make an assessment of the merits of recent Sky News Line 18 statistics which demonstrate an increase in early mortality in the North.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria his Department uses to monitor compliance with section 5 of the Childcare Act 2006 by local authorities.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 April 2018 to Question 134850, what steps his Department is taking to improve healthy life expectancy and life expectancy in the north of England to ensure parity in healthy life expectancy and life expectancy with the south of England.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain Fit for the Future, published on 27 November 2017, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of poor health outcomes in the north of England on that region’s productivity.
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain Fit for the Future, published on 27 November 2017, what progress his Department has made on delivering a northern Sector Deal in life sciences with (a) the Northern Health Science Alliance and (b) other partners named in that strategy.
Alex Cunningham: What assessment he has made of the effect on the defence and military aerospace industry of the UK leaving the EU.
Alex Cunningham: American-owned Darchem in Stillingham is just one of the manufacturing firms in my constituency providing aerospace and other engineering products to the military. It really needs certainty about future tariff-free trading with the EU. Will it get that tariff-free trading?
Alex Cunningham: My home town of Stockton won the rising star award in the British high street awards, sponsored, ironically, by Marks & Spencer, which is now abandoning our town after taking profits from our people for over a century. We believe however that our town has got a future, but does my hon. Friend agree that firms like Marks & Spencer should consider the future prospects of towns properly,...
Alex Cunningham: For now, NHS trusts remain the sole shareholder in their wholly owned subsidiary companies—yes, just for now—but those subsidiary companies will be easier to sell in future. The trusts have established those subsidiaries with long contracts under the misguided impression that such contracts protect the trust and the employees. What the trusts do not acknowledge is that the current...
Alex Cunningham: What steps he is taking to ensure that the UK maintains preferential market access to those countries with which it currently has such access as a member of the EU after leaving the EU.
Alex Cunningham: The REACH—registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals—regulations that govern production and other standards are critical to countless chemical companies in my Stockton North constituency and beyond for trade across the world. Will the Minister update the House on the progress to retain them when we leave the EU?
Alex Cunningham: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Alex Cunningham: In the light of the latest mass killing of Palestinian civilians by the Israel Defence Forces, will the Secretary of State review and apply the criteria for arms sales to states that violate international law?
Alex Cunningham: Given the ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people in Gaza and the illegal occupation of the west bank, how confident is the Minister that Israel will ever allow any of the kind of investment and development he said is needed in Palestine—in Gaza, in particular?
Alex Cunningham: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to extend the protections under the payday loan cap to the (a) rent-to-own and (b) home credit markets.