Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more working class young people to take up STEM subjects at university.
Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many women have started courses in STEM subjects at university in each of the last five years.
Andrew Percy: Can I urge my right hon Friend the Prime Minister to continue all the efforts the Government have so far been engaged in to secure and save a future for the British steel industry, which is so important to the north of England? One way of doing that would be to commit quickly to HS3—Northern Powerhouse Rail.
Andrew Percy: I, too, thank the Secretary of State for his work on behalf of the very large number of my constituents who work at Scunthorpe. It is because of his actions, and the actions of our Government, that they have continued to be paid throughout this process and that they continue to have the confidence to commit to the British Steel site at Scunthorpe. Moving forward, does he agree that it is...
Andrew Percy: I hope there will not be any changes that make it easier for fracking to be permitted through the planning system. Like many of my constituents, I am deeply concerned about some of the associated impacts on the environment that come with fracking. Can the Minister assure my constituents that an industrialisation of our countryside, which is what fracking is, will be treated in the same way in...
Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to put in place year-long environmental campaigns in 2020 similar to the Year of Green Action in 2019.
Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from the Environment Agency on the use of UK produced steel in projects funded by that Agency.
Andrew Percy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase awareness of the Help to Save scheme.
Andrew Percy: Will the Minister give way?
Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of using medicinal cannabis for pain relief.
Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using medicinal cannabis to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Andrew Percy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have invested in a Lifetime ISA since its introduction.
Andrew Percy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average age is of people who have taken up a Help to Buy ISA.
Andrew Percy: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. I support his last point. One of my local authorities, North Lincolnshire Council, made a policy decision not to close any small schools, so the schools in my constituency with 45 or 50 children will remain open. However, the key issue that my local authority has asked me to raise with the Minister is the core funding costs. Admin costs,...
Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric vehicle charge points there are in the UK.
Andrew Percy: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for South Northamptonshire (Andrea Leadsom) and the hon. Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) on their work, and I agree with much of what has been said this afternoon. It will not surprise those who know my background as a former school teacher that I want to focus a little bit on education and the literacy programme that I mentioned...
Andrew Percy: Of course; the hon. Lady’s town in particular knows about this scheme.
Andrew Percy: I thank the hon. Lady for her support. It might sound funny, but it is a real event when the book arrives in the post every month. The expectation of is a thing in itself. Then there is the process of the child opening the book, talking about it with their parent, carer or whomsoever, and spending time sitting down and bonding, which, as we know from the speech of my right hon. Friend the...
Andrew Percy: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing the debate and the work that she has done. She or the Government might wish to consider the Imagination Library, an initiative that we have started in North Lincolnshire which signs up every child for a free monthly book gifting scheme from birth, so that parents and carers read with their children from an early age. Health visitors and the...
Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to improve the infrastructure for electric vehicles.