Tracey Crouch: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech during this very important debate on poverty. I congratulate the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Miss Begg) on her election as Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, and I congratulate all other hon. Members who have made their maiden speech in this debate. May I also take the opportunity to congratulate...
Tracey Crouch: What his policy is on the provision of support for people who are unable to work as a result of a disability.
Tracey Crouch: I thank the Minister for her reply. Royal British Legion Industries, based in my constituency, provides an important service to people with disabilities. Will the Minister assure the House that the Government will use the expertise of such organisations to help people with disabilities get back to work?
Tracey Crouch: I welcome the Minister's statement on these much-needed reforms. Will he tell the House how the reforms set out today will affect the insurance sector, which shares the same regulatory regime as the banks but clearly operates very differently?
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider the merits of changing her Department's method of flood risk rating from ratio projections to high, medium and low ratings.
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department has made in introducing flood alleviation measures for Aylesford.
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on flood protection measures in Chatham and Aylesford constituency in each year since 1997.
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department has allocated to flood defence projects in Kent in (a) 2010-11 and (b) each of the next three financial years.
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in recruiting dementia champions in each primary care trust.
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress his Department has made in implementation of the National Dementia Strategy; (2) what plans he has to improve dementia care; and if he will make a statement.
Tracey Crouch: This is not my maiden speech, but it is the first time that I have spoken in Westminster Hall and under your chairmanship, Mr Benton, and it is an honour to be doing so in this debate. I want to speak briefly to signal my interest in the important issue of supporting carers. I am not an expert, a carer or a mother, and my parents are, thankfully, still physically and mentally well, so I...
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to bring forward proposals for the repeal of section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Tracey Crouch: How many expressions of interest in academy status his Department has received from schools in the Kent and Medway local authority area.
Tracey Crouch: I thank the Minister for his reply, and I am sure that he will be reassured to hear that many of the head teachers I have spoken to are genuinely very enthusiastic about the programme. The Minister will be aware that many of the schools in Kent and Medway that have expressed an interest are grammar schools. Can he assure the House that if they were to become academies they would retain their...
Tracey Crouch: Under the previous Government, a photographer from Medway was arrested in Chatham high street under section 44 stop-and-search powers, and he and fellow photographers from Medway will welcome today's announcement from the Home Secretary. Will she assure the House that any future revision of anti-terror legislation will strike the right balance between protecting the public and safeguarding...
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the written ministerial statement of 22 February 2007, Official Report, column 61WS, on the Forensic Science Service, when the Forensic Science Service plans to report to her Department on the use of low copy number DNA.
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Forensic Science Service on their past use of low copy number DNA; and if she will make a statement.
Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) representations she has received and (b) research she has commissioned on the use of low copy number DNA by the Forensic Science Service; and if she will make a statement.
Tracey Crouch: We recently had an excellent debate in Westminster Hall on supporting carers, but sadly had time only to touch on the important issue of dementia. Given that one in three people will die from dementia, will the Leader of the House consider holding a debate specifically on supporting the social care and welfare of those suffering from it?
Tracey Crouch: There are 21,000 carers in Medway. They do an invaluable job which is often unrecognised, but the benefits system remains incredibly complex, and many are unaware of their entitlements. What plans has the Minister to simplify the system to make it more accessible to them?