Steven Baker: I admire my hon. Friend’s tenacity, but I am only a simple engineer, so may I confirm that he has said that this House is unable to assert its sovereignty in relation to criminal justice?
Steven Baker: What steps he is taking to improve NHS cancer services.
Steven Baker: What is the Government’s policy in relation to those charities that provide indispensable services to cancer patients and their families? I have in mind, in particular, Macmillan and Marie Curie.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential effects on (a) the Royal Navy and (b) his Department's policy on the deployment of a private anti-piracy fleet in the Gulf of Aden by the shipping industry.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the maximum amount of time airline pilots should be expected to fly in 24 hours.
Steven Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the levels of air passenger duty in relation to aviation taxation regimes in other countries in the EU and G20; and if he will make a statement.
Steven Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the monetary causes of wealth redistribution; and if he will make a statement.
Steven Baker: Just on a point of information—as the right hon. Gentleman invites it—during the election campaign I received at least one request to reduce the amount of CCTV.
Steven Baker: Will my right hon. Friend reassure the House that at the end of this process the number of powers will be sufficiently small and simple that home owners will be able to determine for themselves whether someone who knocks on the door has a right to enter?
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been admitted to the UK at (a) sub-tier Tier 1 (Investor) and (b) sub-tier Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) of the points-based immigration system in each year since the system's inception.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to ensure that residents in areas north of Birmingham potentially affected by high speed rail have the opportunity to participate in his Department's consultation on the principle of high-speed rail.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees and other non-target species.
Steven Baker: I welcome the Minister's remarks, but given the figures that my hon. Friend the Member for Daventry (Chris Heaton-Harris) quoted on the European Parliament's voting record, does she not agree that it seems rather futile to expect that the European Parliament might fail to discharge?
Steven Baker: It is a huge privilege and tremendous pleasure to rise to speak in support of the Government in relation to the European Union. My only regret is that my Whip is not here to see the day. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Stone (Mr Cash) and the hon. Member for Luton North (Kelvin Hopkins), who have seen this farce go on for year after sorry year with these accounts failing to...
Steven Baker: Does the Minister accept that even when the EU controls its money within its rules, it still manages to waste it? I am thinking in particular of a beautiful hotel I visited in Spain that was in the middle of nowhere-unless one was a skydiver, there was no reason to visit the local village. It seemed a total waste of public money.
Steven Baker: The petitioners of the residents of Wycombe declare that they are concerned and unhappy about the continuing loss of control in the hospital services that are in the constituency. The 1,547 petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Health to take steps to ensure that the constituents of Wycombe are given the freedom to use the latest health...
Steven Baker: I begin by paying tribute to Mr Callum Morton, the president of the students union at Amersham and Wycombe college, where about a third of the students receive EMA. He has made his case with great force and maturity, and I am sure that Amersham and Wycombe students will agree that he has served them well. I should like to address the case advanced by the Opposition. The shadow Secretary of...
Steven Baker: No, thank you. In the end, each of us must read our correspondence and try to walk in the shoes of our constituents. I will therefore take no lectures from those who pretend that they have some special connection to a particular group. I shall not bore the House with my own background, but I would certainly have qualified for EMA when I was a sixth-former. How did I cope? The answer is that I...
Steven Baker: I cannot help wondering whether the hon. Gentleman realises that Buckinghamshire, for example, has inherited an underfunding of 17% per head in comparison with the national average. I am afraid that Labour did leave us a legacy of underfunding, although only in certain parts of the country.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of (a) mandatory and (b) voluntary adoption of winter tyres on British roads.