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...
Pauline Latham: May I ask the hon. Gentleman and other Labour Members how much fuss they made when Gordon Brown introduced this change?
Pauline Latham: Does my hon. and gallant Friend agree that one of the main things that could be done would be to send the United Nations special envoy to Rakhine State to help those people who are still there and get back those who are displaced? Would that not be a really good move on the part of the UN?
Pauline Latham: What representations the Government have received from the aviation sector on priorities for the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.
Pauline Latham: I thank the Minister for that answer. Given that the European Aviation Safety Agency is very important to the aerospace and aviation industries, when will it be discussed in the Brexit negotiations, as all users, such as Rolls-Royce in Derbyshire, want clarity?
Pauline Latham: Isabelle Weall is a 14-year-old constituent of mine who lost both her arms and legs at the age of six, when she was a victim of meningitis. I was one of many MPs who campaigned for the meningitis vaccine to be introduced into the NHS. Isabelle is now on her way to becoming one of the UK’s most accomplished junior gymnasts—one of the most talented trampolinists in the country. She...
Pauline Latham: We have outlawed forced marriage in this country, but could we have a debate on children of 16 still being able to be married with the consent of their parents, instead of waiting until they are 18? That seems to be an anomaly that we should fix.
Pauline Latham: Has the Foreign Secretary had, or does he plan to have, talks with the Secretary of State for International Development about how we can stop the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe getting worse?