Pauline Latham: What the hon. Gentleman says is interesting, but is this really a matter for Government? Is it not for the banks to address—to ensure that their staff are trained and sympathetic to people with a terminal diagnosis? It is not something that we can legislate for, but the banks can do something about it.
Pauline Latham: It is for the banks to train their staff. We cannot train staff from different institutions. We can send a message, but banks must train their own staff to ensure that they act appropriately with people who have a terminal diagnosis.
Pauline Latham: What plans he has to expand the services provided by pharmacies to assist GPs.
Pauline Latham: I thank the Minister for that answer. Will he come to Derby to meet a constituent who has pharmacies that are working very hard to keep patients out of hospital, therefore saving the NHS money through their innovative ideas?
Pauline Latham: Is it not true that other financial institutions could do what Santander did and voluntarily sign up to her “Dying to Work” campaign, which would help everybody that they deal with?
Pauline Latham: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the UK armed forces are stationed in South Sudan.
Pauline Latham: The Secretary of State might not realise that, although Derby is as far from the sea as anyone can get, we have a very strong relationship with the submariner associations. The submariners are our unsung heroes: they are under the sea for months at a time. Will he ensure that they form an essential part of this review and that they are looked after? And do not forget that our submarines are...
Pauline Latham: What steps the Government are taking to improve access for offenders to employment and education.
Pauline Latham: Can the Minister say anything more about the steps the Government are taking further to empower governors to deliver effective education and training in prisons?
Pauline Latham: It is good to see you back in your place, Mr Deputy Speaker. I welcome the Second Reading of the Bill. It is important that people have access to the right financial help and advice, which is essential to stop financial problems escalating. That is particularly pertinent when people are ill. When someone is diagnosed with a disease such as cancer—especially when the diagnosis is...
Pauline Latham: Can my right hon. Friend confirm that constituents with existing Carillion pensions will receive 100% recovery through the Pension Protection Fund?
Pauline Latham: Will my right hon. Friend commend the work of Conservatives in government to crack down on tax havens, including the leadership shown by David Cameron in making that a centrepiece of the UK’s G8 summit in 2013?
Pauline Latham: What recent progress he has made on the development of the Government’s export strategy.
Pauline Latham: I thank the Minister for his answer. I congratulate him on his promotion—I am sure he will do well—and I invite him to Mid Derbyshire at some point on his way back to his constituency. How will the Minister ensure that United Kingdom Export Finance is an integral part of the new export strategy?
Pauline Latham: What steps the Government are taking to encourage more girls and women to get involved with the 2018 Year of Engineering.
Pauline Latham: Engineering is a vital employment sector for residents of Mid Derbyshire, both in small and medium-sized enterprises and in larger companies like Rolls-Royce, Bombardier and Toyota. Will my right hon. Friend update the House on which external partners in Derby have signed up to the Year of Engineering campaign?
Pauline Latham: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Pauline Latham: May I take this opportunity to wish you, Mr Speaker, and the whole House, including all the members of staff here, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year? I encourage people to visit places in my constituency such as the Derwent valley world heritage site, which encompasses the Strutt’s mills in Belper, which won the first Great British high street award. We are working towards...
Pauline Latham: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Gillan. I welcome this debate initiated by my right hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) on the situation in Ukraine, but I wish to go back in time a little and speak about the tragic legacy of the Ukrainian holodomor, from 1932 to 1933, which continues to have an enormous impact on the Ukrainian people today. The...
Pauline Latham: Yes. I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, because I will come on to that. It seems ironic that that is where the term “genocide” came from, yet this country does not recognise it. On 7 December was the 85th anniversary of this atrocity. I was pleased to see that the UK was represented by the British embassy’s chargé d’affaires during the commemoration...