Steven Baker: Mr Kavanagh, what disadvantages, if any, would there be to proposed limitations of police powers to stop and search without having to demonstrate reasonable suspicion?
Steven Baker: On the appropriateness of powers and communities’ sense of how they are used, can you reflect on the interplay between equalities legislation and stop and search?
Steven Baker: Much as we have all had horrible problems with cowboy clampers, it seems ironic that a Bill on freedoms is not only banning something, but banning something that is the assertion of a property right. Is there a better way to moderate the behaviour of cowboy clampers without completely ruling out the activity?
Steven Baker: I am grateful to the Solicitor-General for responding to the debate and for being present at this late hour. My hon. Friend the Member for Norwich North (Miss Smith) and I would like to raise with the House and the Solicitor-General the experiences of Mr Andrew Breeze, a former NHS worker and founding clinician of an independent and innovative psychiatric hospital, Cawston Park. Mr...
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what stocks of potassium iodide tablets his Department holds for the purposes of protection of the public in the event of a nuclear accident.
Steven Baker: First, I wish to associate myself with the remarks of my hon. Friend the Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin). Too often, when addressing questions such as the one under discussion we get bogged down either in procedural matters or, matters that verge on the nationalistic, but this evening he has transcended that old territory and talked about what is good for the UK and Europe in...
Steven Baker: I see that my right hon. Friend remembers that, but I suspect he regrets giving me the reference.
Steven Baker: I am most grateful for that. We have talked about political economy, and great matters are at stake. It seems to me that there have always been two visions for Europe: a classical liberal vision and a vision of a so-called social Europe—an interventionist Europe. A classical liberal Europe would enable free movement of people, services and goods, all of which are to be applauded because we...
Steven Baker: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for that, but the question is not whether we should help our friends in Europe, but how we should do so. Everybody here is interested in securing the maximum of human flourishing right across Europe—I do not doubt that—but the question is how to do that. Should it be done through the omnipotence of the state or through free trade, free markets and...
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) difference in cost compared to the original estimate is of the procurement of six commercial Point Class ships under the private finance initiative which are available for use as naval auxiliaries to the British armed forces.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to explore the widest possible range of private sector defence alternatives for combating piracy on the high seas.
Steven Baker: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require certain financial institutions to prepare parallel accounts on the basis of the lower of historic cost and mark to market for their exposure to derivatives; and for connected purposes. I rise not as an expert in derivatives or derivative accounting, but as someone who has wrestled with the problems of the banking system in the...
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the involvement of the private sector in the Royal Navy in addition to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to remove the one mile residency requirement applying to pharmaceutical dispensaries operated by GP surgeries.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the merits of broadening the scope of the English Baccalaureate to include (a) philosophy, (b) economics, (c) religious studies and (d) other humanities subjects.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the threat to airport and airline security from air crew.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has plans to bring forward proposals to enable airports to determine their own security procedures for air crew.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential effects of developments in hydrogen storage at ambient pressures and temperatures using nano-structures on (a) road vehicles, (b) ships, (c) aircraft, (d) offshore wind turbines and (e) portable devices; and if he will make a statement.
Steven Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects on (a) economic activity, (b) trade, (c) tourism and (d) growth in the UK of disparities between levels of aviation taxation in (i) EU and (ii) G20 countries; and if he will make a statement.
Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made for benchmarking purposes of the effect on bee populations in other countries of the banning of neonicotinoid pesticides.