Stephen Lloyd: Ten years ago, a constituent came to see me called Mrs Gillian McKenzie. She told me a story that sounded so far-fetched that I struggled to believe it. In her opinion, her mother and many other elderly people had effectively been killed before their time at a hospital in Gosport. I found it staggering. I then read the hundreds of pages of documents that this amazing woman, Mrs McKenzie, had...
Stephen Lloyd: I am, Mr Speaker. I appreciate the latitude. This has been a 10-year battle. Today, the relatives got the truth. The relatives and I demand justice. I urge the House, the Government and the police to do everything necessary to ensure that the individuals named in the report are brought to justice.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps HMRC has taken in respect of (a) disguised remuneration schemes and (b) the promoters of such schemes.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of disguised remuneration schemes operating in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals declared the use of a loan scheme on their tax return for the most recent year for which figures are available.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax inquiries on disguised remuneration schemes have been open for more than than (a) five, (b) seven and (c) 10 years.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people will (a) be affected by and (b) incur liabilities due to the 2019 Loan Charge; and of those people who (i) are or (ii) were accruing liabilities (A) doctors, (B) nurses, (C) teachers and (D) social workers.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the judgment in Murray Group Holdings and others v HMRC  CSIH 77, what steps HMRC is taking to pursue (a) employers and (b) scheme operators for liabilities resulting from the 2019 Loan Charge.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 2019 Loan Charge on the (a) contracting and freelancing sector and (b) economy.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people working in the NHS that will owe money as a result of 2019 Loan Charge.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 2019 Loan Charge on the NHS .
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many game farms in England use raised laying cages.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has made to the European Commission on its proposals to remove the exemption for stage lighting from EU energy efficiency regulations.
Stephen Lloyd: I was contacted recently by my constituent, Anna Arnone, who was employed as a prosecuting barrister by the CPS. Her work allegedly was removed without notice or explanation, and she was refused any statutory interest on the amount owed. Will the Minister commit to look into my constituent’s case if I forward her the details?
Stephen Lloyd: Mr Justice Mostyn in his ruling on Motability, which the Government also accepted, said of the 2017 regulations: “The wish to save nearly £1 billion at the expense of those with mental health impairments is not a reasonable foundation for passing this measure.” The Secretary of State has made a welcome second U-turn, so do the Government recognise that not cutting corporation tax might...
Stephen Lloyd: On that basis, how does the Minister explain the fact that in the past 18 months or so the number of schools releasing teaching assistants has grown faster than in the previous few years? Does he accept that that must be because of budgetary pressures and that, if it happens across the piece, it could lead to severe challenges down the line?
Stephen Lloyd: The Minister has been talking a lot about the national fair funding formula and the additional money in the constituencies of the hon. Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck) and of my hon. Friends the Members for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) and for Oxford West and Abingdon (Layla Moran). When exactly will that national funding formula come in? Does the Minister acknowledge that when it comes...
Stephen Lloyd: It is a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) for securing the debate. It was very short-notice but, as she flagged up, this is an important issue. This is one of those fascinating debates where it is a bit like the old cliché of apples and pears, in the sense that one side says one thing, and the other side tweaks...
Stephen Lloyd: I entirely agree. A lot of it was apparently not new money, and anyway, even with the best will in the world, it just held everything in place for 12 months—it did not solve the problem. As my hon. Friend has emphasised, as we began to pick into and drill down into those figures, what did we discover? We discovered that quite a lot of it was not the new money it was initially alleged to be....
Stephen Lloyd: My hon. Friend is so right. We know that is true. Hon. Members will have spoken to their local headteachers and visited their schools. The number of teaching assistants has been slashed, and support for disabled children is under tremendous pressure. The schools are creaking—there are no two ways about it. I know that the budget is huge and there are thousands and thousands of schools...