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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Oct 2010)

Esther McVey: Lord Adonis said that a pure graduate tax would be unworkable and a catastrophe. Will the Prime Minister take the advice of the shadow Chancellor, who said: "Oh, and for goodness' sake, don't pursue a graduate tax."?

Independent Financial Advisers (20 Oct 2010)

Esther McVey: I thank my hon. Friend for securing the debate. I have had many letters from concerned constituents about it. Independent financial advisers feel that they will be put at a substantial commercial disadvantage by the new rules.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (21 Oct 2010)

Esther McVey: Will the Secretary of State join me in welcoming the plan set out by Wirral council under its leader Jeff Green to tackle the debt left in the council by the previous, Labour, administration, first through introducing transparency by publishing all expenditure over £500 and, secondly, through a wide consultation with all the Wirral public?

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities: Administrative Burden (21 Oct 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to reduce the administrative burden his Department places on local authorities.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Science: Research (25 Oct 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to maintain the UK's attractiveness to the scientific, technical and research sectors.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Science: Research (25 Oct 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate his Department has made of the contribution that UK science and technology research makes to the global economy.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Science: Research (25 Oct 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist science and technology research institutions in contributing to economic growth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: National Crime Agency (1 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: What assessment she has made of the likely effect on the administrative burden on police forces of the establishment of the proposed national crime agency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: National Crime Agency (1 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that the new joined-up approach of the national crime agency, which will also incorporate functions from the National Policing Improvement Agency, will not only provide efficiency savings but will give equal attention to the individual regions, mine being the north-west?

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: North West (1 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of his Department's proposed expenditure on improvement of rail platforms he plans to allocate to (a) the north-west and (b) Wirral.

Science, Engineering and Technology (Women) (2 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: I congratulate the hon. Lady on bringing forward such an important issue. I would like to declare an interest as the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on the chemical industry and as a supporter of women in this area for the past 10 years. It is interesting that a new report has come out from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers to say that it is vital not only to guide girls...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Schemes: Merseyside (2 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) women and (b) employers in Merseyside have taken part in the women and work sector skills pathway initiative.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers (8 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: What timetable has been agreed for the building of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers (8 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: On behalf of my constituents and the greater Merseyside area, I congratulate the Minister and his Department on the decision to continue the building of two Queen Elizabeth class carriers. Will he acknowledge with me the benefits for Wirral of the manufacturing continuing at Cammell Laird?

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Broadband: Wirral (11 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the funding for broadband announced in the comprehensive spending review will be spent on programmes in Wirral West constituency.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: North West (15 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for the planned rail electrification between Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Blackpool foreseen in the outcome of the comprehensive spending review.

Commercial Property (17 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. During the past couple of years in Liverpool and Merseyside, there has been considerable regeneration both as a result of speculative build and because people really wanted to put their heart into the city to develop and grow it. The tax on empty properties has stopped that process in its tracks because people wanted to look for secondary...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Community Ownership (Assets and Facilities) (25 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: If he will take steps to encourage community ownership of local assets and facilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Community Ownership (Assets and Facilities) (25 Nov 2010)

Esther McVey: Does the Minister agree that the Government need to do more to empower communities to improve their local areas and take over amenities, such as community centres and allotments? What steps will the Government take to ensure that those initiatives are taken up in the forthcoming localism Bill?

Business of the House (9 Dec 2010)

Esther McVey: May I ask the Leader of the House to make time for a debate on careers advice in school? Although I welcome the coalition's plans to introduce an all-age service, we need to ensure universal, specialist careers advice for all our young children, that starts in schools from a very young age and does not impose plans from the top down. I believe that all hon. Members should debate that before...


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