Toby Perkins: One of the areas on the high street that is particularly struggling is that of our important pubs. I would be interested to hear the Minister’s view on the extent to which pub-owning businesses and tenants enjoy confidence in the Pubs Code Adjudicator—and if they do not, what steps the Government are taking to put that right.
Toby Perkins: The Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme is incredibly important for our Army’s capability and for the UK defence industry, so when will we finally get to the production contract stage?
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who were unsuccessful in their application for personal independence payment have had that decision overturned on appeal.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications of employment have been made to each fire service from each ethnic group in each of the last 10 years.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appointments have been made to each fire service from each ethnic group in each of the last 10 years.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employment applications have been made to each police force from each ethnic group in each of the last 10 years.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appointments have been made to each police force from each ethnic group in each of the last 10 years.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who previously received disability living allowance have been successful in their application for personal independence payments.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken to ensure that staff conducting the medical assessments of personal independence payment applicants understand the (a) care and (b) mobility needs of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Toby Perkins: Chesterfield Royal Hospital is consulting on setting up a subsidiary company. Does it not seem madness that, in order to save £3 million that the hospital is paying the Government, it is creating this new organisation, which is being funded by the Government anyway? It is the emperor’s new clothes. The money is going round in circles without doing any good.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the levels of crowd violence at horse racing meetings in 2018.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made at each Horse Racing racecourse in 2018; and for what offences those arrests were made.
Toby Perkins: One of the most shocking elements of the whole Carillion fiasco was the fact that the Cabinet Office saw a letter from Carillion’s accountants in mid-December with a proposal that would have allowed £360 million extra to be put back into the public purse. Will the Minister explain what he did when he saw that recommendation, and why the money was not put back into public purse?
Toby Perkins: It is grotesque that the Americans are planning to block the independent investigation, but do we not already know that many of the people killed and injured yesterday posed no threat to the Israeli regime? Does the Minister not recognise that, by failing to come to the Dispatch Box and unequivocally condemn the murder of Palestinian citizens that we saw yesterday, he is actually...
Toby Perkins: I would like to start where the right hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller) finished. I agree entirely about the importance of this Bill, which the Minister herself described as being so important. It behoves all of us to consider why somebody who has been through the appalling domestic violence that many of our constituents have experienced would then be willing potentially to stay in...
Toby Perkins: I welcome the audit, but the question is what happens afterwards. I would like this to be a statutory service with a responsibility on local authorities to provide it. Will there be any move by the Government towards that? Having the information is one thing, but the next thing is what the Government do with it. On amendment 2, my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess...
Toby Perkins: I am listening carefully to what the Minister is saying. It very much stands at odds with the Conservative party policy announced in the run-up to the general election, when it was going to impose right to buy on housing associations. How is it that the Conservative party is so happy to remove thousands of houses from the social rental sector when it comes to right to buy, but when it comes...
Toby Perkins: I welcome the reassurance that the Minister has just given us, but the fact is that different local authorities understand the current legislation and their responsibilities to people fleeing domestic violence in different ways, so what possible harm would it do to include amendment 1 so that there would be no cause for any misunderstanding in future?
Toby Perkins: I agree entirely with what my hon. Friend is saying about the postcode lottery. When I raised that on Second Reading, the Minister said that I was complaining about an issue that did not exist, but it has become clear from subsequent meetings with Women’s Aid that different local authorities are applying very different interpretations of the rights in terms of housing allocations and...
Toby Perkins: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I made the hon. and learned Member for Torridge and West Devon (Mr Cox) aware, as is the convention, that I intended to raise a point of order about the fact that he spoke very passionately in favour of the Cayman Islands when he has clearly, according to his own entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, done a lot of work on their behalf....