Stuart Andrew: Greenfield sites in my constituency and across Leeds are being lost to development at appeals, despite their being turned down by local councillors. May we have an urgent debate on how to prevent and preserve these sites, and reintroduce a sequential approach to planning, particularly during this interim period while the Localism Bill goes through the Parliament?
Stuart Andrew: What steps he is taking to mitigate the effects of high oil prices on energy consumers.
Stuart Andrew: Back in December, Age UK expressed concern about the rise in heating fuel cost. What response has my right hon. Friend had to his announcement on the investigation into the heating oil and liquefied petroleum gas market?
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to pay local housing allowance directly to landlords if directed to do so by tenants.
Stuart Andrew: How many applications his Department has received to establish free schools for children with special educational needs.
Stuart Andrew: It has been a pleasure of mine to work with two groups that are hoping to take advantage of the policy. One of them, the Lighthouse project in Leeds, this weekend submitted an excellent application to open a school for young people suffering with autism spectrum disorders. It is eager to do so in the autumn, but after what it has heard from the Department, it is concerned that there may be...
Stuart Andrew: Will the review take account of not only the similarities between children's and adult's hospices, but the differences? Respite care is a fundamental part of the care that children's hospices provide.
Stuart Andrew: It was my privilege to spend 12 years of my life working in the hospice movement, particularly on the fundraising side, in adults' and in children's hospices. My hon. Friend raises the very important point that there is an ongoing national review of palliative care. Does he agree that it is very important that that takes account of the full range of services that hospices offer, whether for...
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the implications for Wales of the provisions of the Localism Bill.
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) in Leeds and (b) nationally applied for disability living allowance citing schizophrenia or a psychosis as their disability in each of the last five years; and how many such applications were refused in each such year.
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average cost of the recent increase in the rate of value added tax to voluntary services and charities in each of the next three years.
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce levels of undiagnosed HIV.
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of unused medicines which were subsequently destroyed in the latest year for which figures are available; and for what reason such drugs returned to the NHS are not reissued to patients requiring prescriptions.
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase the availability of community-based testing for sexually transmitted infections.
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals his Department has for the future funding of residential care home places.
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on plans to ease congestion on the A65 corridor between Leeds and Bradford.
Stuart Andrew: I am pleased to be able to speak in the debate, although I have been somewhat taken aback by some of the comments from the Opposition, particularly on the need for savings in local government. The collective amnesia about why the savings are needed in the first place is one thing, but there is also the complete hypocrisy, when it was the previous Labour Government who reduced millions and...
Stuart Andrew: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. Communities in his constituency and mine have faced these problems time and again. In Leeds, the previous Government's regional spatial strategy doubled the target for house building from around 2,500 a year to more than 4,500 every year. At that level, we would have created the equivalent of a new parliamentary constituency within a decade, which would...
Stuart Andrew: That is an incredibly valid point. I shall say more in a moment about the problems experienced by the city of Leeds.
Stuart Andrew: We will have the number of houses that we can cope with. In Leeds, we recognised that certain areas needed more social housing, and the local council increased its target from 25% to 35% of all new houses being social housing. That showed that local people could respond better to local needs, and that is what is important about the Bill. All the problems that we have experienced have pitted...