Chris Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what external policy research his Department has commissioned in each of the last six years; which organisation was commissioned to provide each such piece of research; and what the cost of each such piece of research was.
Chris Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what external policy research his Department has commissioned in each of the last six years; which organisation was commissioned to provide each such piece of research; and what the cost was of each piece of research.
Chris Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what external policy research his Department has commissioned in each of the last six years; from which organisation each such piece of research was commissioned; and what the cost of each such piece of research was.
Chris Kelly: Welcomed.
Chris Kelly: The whole country was shocked and appalled at the grotesque and evil murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. May we have a statement on what financial provision is being made by the Ministry of Defence for his widow and son?
Chris Kelly: The hon. Lady talks about the communities that will be served by the proposed high-speed rail line, but what about ticket prices? Will it not just serve the type of people who work in professional services, such as lawyers and accountants, who will be able to travel at high speed on company expenses rather than out of their own pockets?
Chris Kelly: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what external policy research her Department has commissioned in each of the last six years; which organisation was commissioned to provide each such piece of research; and what the cost of each such piece of research was.
Chris Kelly: The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is one of the 14 trusts that were reviewed by Sir Bruce Keogh. Will my right hon. Friend confirm what changes this Government have made to provide central accounting in the NHS for compensation payments that were inherited from the Labour party, under which there were no financial consequences for unacceptably poor performance and weak leadership, such as...
Chris Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the preparedness of local authorities for implementation of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013; and if he will make a statement.
Chris Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timescale is for implementation of the measures contained in the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
Chris Kelly: Manufacturing business Petford Tools in my constituency accessed the regional growth fund earlier this year, creating 23 jobs as a result. Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating managing director Melvin Sinar and major customers Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and JCB on that success, and consider visiting the company with me on his next visit to the black country?
Chris Kelly: I congratulate my hon. Friend on calling for and securing this important debate. Does he have experience of an issue that I have in my constituency? Once horse bailiffs seize horses, or council employees are involved in bringing in horse bailiffs, people are then intimidated by the owners of the horses—the owners who have neglected them and left them in such a sorry state.
Chris Kelly: I thank the hon. Gentleman, a fellow black country MP, for giving way. Does he share the experience that I have had in my constituency, where these poor animals have been found dead, still tethered to the rope that chained them?
Chris Kelly: Local newspapers are also reporting huge numbers of cases of tragic horse deaths. In my constituency, the Express & Star, the Stourbridge News and the Dudley News are regularly filled with stories about horrific cases of horse death and neglect. Has my hon. Friend had a similar experience?
Chris Kelly: The Prime Minister’s plans to restrict benefits to immigrants are wise and welcome. What lessons has my right hon. Friend learned from the failures of the last Labour Government who, despite claiming that just 13,000 Polish immigrants would arrive in the UK, deliberately allowed more than 1 million to come into our country?
Chris Kelly: It is my pleasure to present this petition on behalf of the residents of Oregon close in Kingswinford in my constituency. It relates to matters regarding the quarry that is operated by WCL Quarries and is ultimately owned by Hinton Perry & Davenhill, a major company in my constituency. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Dudley South, Declares that a planning application on...
Chris Kelly: The Dudley clinical commissioning group is currently consulting on changes to urgent care provision in the borough of Dudley, with the public consultation closing on 24 December. As a result of proposals by the CCG to close Dudley borough walk-in centre at Holly Hall clinic on Stourbridge road in my constituency, a number of concerned constituents have been in touch with me. Accident and...
Chris Kelly: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the likely change in tax receipts in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16, due to the (i) ban on cash payment for non-precious metal contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and (ii) reform of the scrap metal industry through the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 compared to tax...
Chris Kelly: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the value of cash transactions within the scrap metal industry that avoided direct and indirect taxes due to evasive record keeping in the latest year for which figures are available.
Chris Kelly: Last week, we saw the sharpest quarterly increase in the number of people in work since records began. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that is more evidence that the Government should stick with their long-term economic plan to reduce the deficit and create more jobs, which is already providing a record number of people with the stability and security of a regular pay packet from firms...