Fiona Bruce: What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of bioenergy to the Government's objectives for energy security and climate change.
Fiona Bruce: Convert2Green, a biodiesel producer in my constituency, produces sustainable transport fuels from waste cooking oil. Those fuels currently benefit from a 20p fuel duty differential which is due to be abolished in April 2012, just three months after the renewable transport fuels obligation comes into effect. Will the Secretary of State consider the merits of an extension of the differential...
Fiona Bruce: When Governments are looking to make a real difference, they invest in huge infrastructure projects. One of the challenges that they face in doing that-as opposed to what happens when charities invest smaller amounts in, say, village wells-is to ensure that the governance of those involved in partnering in those projects is sound. I would be interested in hearing the Minister's response to...
Fiona Bruce: I thank the hon. Gentleman for introducing a debate on this important subject, on which I support him. I have to declare an interest: my father spent his entire professional career as a water engineer, building and maintaining water and sanitation projects both in the UK and in many countries abroad. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that if we are to ensure the sustainability of projects in the...
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered homeless people there are in rural areas in each region of England; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce homelessness in rural areas.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have ceased trading in each local authority area in England in each of the last three years.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses in rural areas have ceased trading in each region in each of the last three years.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of unemployment was in rural areas in each region in each of the last 10 quarters.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of price fluctuations in renewable transport fuel certificates on market stability for biodiesel producers.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government are taking to provide incentives for the use of used cooking oil as a transport biofuel.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has set a timetable for future review of the renewable transport fuels obligation.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the role of the biodiesel industry in creating skilled jobs in the environmental sector; and if he will make a statement.
Fiona Bruce: The need to improve the ailing infrastructure for water and sanitation is referred to frequently, as it has been in this debate, in relation to the need to provide clean water to prevent disease. My hon. Friend makes a good point about infrastructure: we need to invest in it to support the nation's agriculture. I hope that DFID will consider how to promote the development of infrastructure in...
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she has made on the timetable for the introduction of the Freedom Bill; and if she will make a statement.
Fiona Bruce: What steps the Church Commissioners are taking to support the work of the Church of England in rural areas.
Fiona Bruce: Village congregations play an important part in community life in my constituency. What can the Church Commissioners do to support the widest possible use of church buildings?
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the legislative framework in respect of human trafficking.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are employed by the UK Human Trafficking Centre.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2010, Official Report, column 316, on voluntary organisations, what progress she has made in reviewing the criminal records vetting regime.
Fiona Bruce: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has for a review of the role of devolution champions in Government Departments.