Simon Kirby: What his policy is on measures to encourage people into work in areas of long-term deprivation.
Simon Kirby: I thank the Minister for that answer. Does he agree that many of Labour's top-down schemes, such as the new deal for communities in the areas of Moulsecoomb and Whitehawk in my constituency, have failed to deliver any real difference to people's lives, despite having cost tens of millions of pounds? Does he also agree that this new Government's empowerment of individuals and communities is a...
Simon Kirby: What mechanism he plans to use to review the effectiveness of non-departmental public bodies.
Simon Kirby: I thank my right hon. Friend for his answer, and I welcome him to the Dispatch Box. Given the Government's clear policy on localism, will he ensure that the regional development agency quango, SEEDA-the South East England Development Agency-is rapidly dismantled and that its powers and decisions are handed back to the local authorities to which those powers have always properly belonged?
Simon Kirby: What his policy is on taxation of the bingo industry; and if he will make a statement.
Simon Kirby: Does the Minister agree that sometimes it is possible to increase revenue by reducing taxes?
Simon Kirby: I shall be brief, in the hope that I might catch your eye again in the near future, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am delighted to rise to speak today as the new Member for Brighton, Kemptown, the sixth in the 60 years that the seat has existed. Brighton, Kemptown, as we know, is very close to Europe, and I have to tell the House that in 1514 the French invaded the town of Brighton at the time and...