Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the Crown Prosecution Services 6th Edition of the Directors Guidance on Charging on delays in the criminal justice system for both victims and suspects.
Jonathan Edwards: People already struggling to make ends meet will be hit by an increase in the unit price of electricity next month, and for many in Wales their daily standing charge will also double. In the interests of transparency and fairness, has the Department considered the merits of introducing a system of single unit pricing, so that consumers can more easily compare the costs charged by energy providers?
Jonathan Edwards: The UN’s World Food Programme is warning that the war is creating a shockwave through the international food markets, further inflating prices and disrupting supply, which will lead to dire consequences for global hunger. Will the Foreign Secretary reassure the House that supporting international efforts to alleviate suffering in famine-ravaged countries is a priority for the British Government?
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect of online driving test services and digital applications nationally marketing cancelled driving tests on local availability of driving tests.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on tackling the backlog at the Carmarthen and Llanelli driving test centres.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on ensuring sufficient examiners at the Carmarthen and Llanelli driving test centres.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the DVSA on (a) shortages in driving examiners and (b) progress towards recruitment targets.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the DVSA on ensuring that Approved Driving Instructors are informed of cancellations at their local driving centres before that information is made available to cancellation websites and apps.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of animal rights charities on the potential impact on animal welfare of the proposed changes set out in the Animals in Science Regulation Unit’s Change Programme.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2022 to Question 128235, on Electricity: Standing Charges, whether it is his Department's understanding that the increase in the daily standing charge element of the April 2022 energy price cap is partly being used to cover the cost of energy firms still operating taking on...
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2022 to Question 132234, for what reason sheep meat imports under the terms of the trade deal with Australia measured in product weight whilst sheep meat imports under the terms of the New Zealand trade deal are measured in carcass weight.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether meat imports tonnage restrictions included in the trade deals with Australia and New Zealand are based on carcass or deboned weight.
Jonathan Edwards: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Jonathan Edwards: The amount of meat imported to the UK as a result of the trade deals with New Zealand and Australia will vary considerably, depending on whether it is in carcass form or deboned. Are there any nuances in those trade deals stipulating that the meat coming in should be in carcass form, which will not only limit the amount of meat imported but ensure that the added value of the produce is...
Jonathan Edwards: The Secretary of State mentioned in his statement the need to protect the Ukrainian people from further misery. As he knows, Ukraine is a country with historical debt problems, and the full-scale Russian invasion we are witnessing will inevitably make matters worse for them. Considering this is likely to be a prolonged crisis, can he assure the House that the British Government will be...
Jonathan Edwards: I fully support what the hon. Lady is saying. Does she agree that some of the measures we have seen for dealing with the cost of living crisis—for instance, the energy rebate—might now make matters worse? That rebate works on the basis that it will be repaid over subsequent years, and will only really work if energy prices normalise or fall, but all projections now indicate that energy...
Jonathan Edwards: I echo the earlier comments about the hon. Lady’s excellent campaigning on this issue. There has been much talk of creating a kinder society as we come out of the pandemic. When it comes to social reforms, what she is proposing today, as well as wider bereavement leave, is something that any progressive Government would consider.
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the tax free mileage allowance in the context of rising fuel prices.
Jonathan Edwards: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for giving way and I congratulate her on securing the debate on a very important issue—perhaps the most important issue for the economic development of the respective countries of the UK. The hon. Lady is right that this is an unashamed power grab by the UK Government. It fatally undermines the ability of the Welsh Government, the Northern Ireland Government...
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of homes in the private rented sector which are not classified as having an Energy Performance Certificate rating of C or above in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales.