John Glen: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for calling me to speak for the first time in the House. It is a great privilege to follow three excellent speeches by the hon. Members for Llanelli (Nia Griffith) and for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen) and by my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith), who I am sure will contribute much to Conservative Members' understanding of issues around the environment...
John Glen: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to bring the issue of Porton Down's future to the House this evening. My purpose in requesting this debate is to highlight the critical role that the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response plays in the life of this country, and to raise the question whether the current outline business case that the chief executive and board of the...
John Glen: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the likely cost to the public purse of a referendum on the alternative vote system for general elections.
John Glen: What progress he has made in establishing the Big Society bank.
John Glen: When visiting the River Bourne community farm in my constituency in Salisbury and many other community groups, I found that one of their big concerns is the bureaucracy that they might face when accessing the funds from the Big Society bank, though they are encouraged by its creation. Will my hon. Friend confirm the process and the means whereby small community groups, which do not have the...
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department expects to issue its decision on the application of Salisbury High School for academy status.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding he plans to allocate to projects in (a) India and (b) China in 2010-11.
John Glen: What steps he is taking together with ministerial colleagues to tackle poverty.
John Glen: I thank the Minister for her reply. Last Friday, I visited the Trussell Trust food bank in my constituency, and it became clear in conversation with Chris Mould, the director, that one of the principal reasons why the charity had to make £41,000 in grants of food aid in emergency circumstances last year was that benefits had been delayed. What steps can the Minister take to assure my...
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many housing relocations have taken place in the last 12 months; and what the cost of such relocations was to his Department.
John Glen: There are considerable military interests in my constituency, so I feel compelled to offer my perspective in this crucial debate. However, I have no military experience-many hon. Members who have spoken have such experience-so it is with some humility that I offer my opinions on the decisions that impact on so many brave men and women who are deployed in Afghanistan. I pay tribute to my...
John Glen: At the core of the debate are three interlocking factors. I want to examine them and draw some conclusions from them. First, there has been a massive reduction in the defence budget since the war. It is now clear that, in the past decade, funding for defence has fallen too low. During our recent two foreign wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the sheer number of urgent operational requirements is...
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in Salisbury constituency expressed interest in adopting academy status.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase the provision of ongoing physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for people with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions in Salisbury and the South West.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has had discussions with (a) the South West Specialised Commissioning Group and (b) the South West Strategic Health Authority on the implementation of the South West Neuromuscular Strategy.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have been blinded while on active duty since 2000.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many housing relocations of serving military personnel have taken place in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the security risks associated with the granting of open general export licenses for military goods.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women in each age group with each type of diabetes were admitted to hospital as an emergency for treatment for (i) diabetic ketoacidosis and (ii) hypoglycaemic emergency in the last five years.
John Glen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of a hospital admission for hypoglycaemic emergency for a patient with type 1 diabetes was in the latest period for which figures are available.