Nicholas Dakin: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. This humanitarian disaster shocks us all, but none are more affected than the Bangladeshi diaspora, as my hon. Friend the Member for Ipswich (Sandy Martin) pointed out. I welcome the fact that the Minister will meet Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary soon after this statement. As well as urging Bangladesh to organise and prepare as well as possible for the...
Nicholas Dakin: What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for manufacturers after the UK leaves the EU.
Nicholas Dakin: To ensure that trade is fair as well as free, there are over 40 defence instruments in place regarding steel at the European level. The behaviour of the US Administration at the moment may well mean that increases. Can the Minister give confidence to the steel industry that these trade defence instruments will remain in place at the point of moving out of the European Union?
Nicholas Dakin: In 2002, when the US Administration last did this, US economists estimated that it cost the US economy 200,000 jobs, and the Administration had to back down when the EU took them to the WTO. Will the Secretary of State reassure this House, and steelworkers in my constituency and elsewhere, that the UK will argue for the strongest possible safeguard measures within the EU’s response?
Nicholas Dakin: It is good that the Prime Minister has come here today to spell out what actions have already been taken and has promised to return again to inform us of what happens next. Will she also make sure that the lessons learnt in the Salisbury community about this threat and how to prevent it in local communities is shared in an appropriate way with other communities across the country?
Nicholas Dakin: The Leader of the House was quite right to say, in her answers to my hon. Friend the Member for Redcar (Anna Turley) and the shadow Leader of the House, that the threat by the US Administration to put huge tariffs on steel is a moving issue, but the very fact that it is a moving issue underlines the need for a statement in this House on what the Government are doing. When will we have a...
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has received reports that Sudanese nationals returning from Belgium to Sudan were (a) detained, (b) interrogated and (c) tortured in Sudan.
Nicholas Dakin: The Father of the House is completely right that the press would not allow other institutions or organisations to be judged against such a low bar. Why is the Secretary of State satisfied that the press are not being judged against the sort of bar that they would judge other people against?
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what report he has received on whether all 80 of the detainees included in the Government of Sudan’s announcement of 18 February 2018 have been released.
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on whether the Government of Sudan has released political detainees on the condition that they do not organise protests in the future.
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he holds on the arrest and detention of Salih Mahmoud, vice chair of the Darfur Bar Association.
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on whether the journalist Amal Habani was hospitalised after being beaten by Sudanese security officials.
Nicholas Dakin: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I rise to draw attention to the fact that at the end of last week the US Administration gave notice of potential punitive tariffs—about 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium. Since then, they have suggested that there will be further punitive action against car imports. I am surprised, Mr Speaker, that we have not already had a statement from a Minister...
Nicholas Dakin: I thank the Prime Minister for speaking to President Trump about his outrageous desire to slap punitive tariffs on UK steel and aluminium. What did he say, and what will she do, working without the EU 27, both now and in the future, to ensure that such protectionism does not prosper in this world?
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of proposals to remove appeal rights in the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill on levels of investment in (a) the energy sector and (b) other sectors; and if he will make a statement.
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the proportionality and compatibility with international human rights conventions of the response from the Government of Sudan towards demonstrators following protests which began on 12 January 2018 due to sharp rises in the price of bread.
Nicholas Dakin: My constituents are finding it ever more difficult to get access to dentists locally, so may we have a statement from the Government on the access to and provision of dentists in areas such as Scunthorpe, Bottesford and Kirton in Lindsey?
Nicholas Dakin: When will the Government catch up with the rest of the world and take advantage of a quick, easy, cost-effective way of reducing transport emissions by introducing E10 fuel?
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2017 to Question 120167, what employment-related statistics for students with learning difficulties the Government collects.
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the priorities for research set out in NICE's Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer in adults: diagnosis and management in England, published in February 2018, are taken forward by the National Institute for Health Research.