Bob Stewart: rose—
Bob Stewart: I just want to point out to my hon. Friend—because he is a friend—that Carrickfergus was the first battle honour of the Cheshire Regiment, in 1689.
Bob Stewart: I was under the impression that grant funding would stay the same, at least in the short term, so there would not be a big difference.
Bob Stewart: I think that my right hon. Friend has already answered the question I wanted to ask: did all the parties agree not to take it back to 2014?
Bob Stewart: The hon. Gentleman talks about the North West 200 and the Portrush, Coleraine and Portstewart triangle. Is it sheer coincidence that right in the middle of that triangle is the Bushmills distillery?
Bob Stewart: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way, and I also thank my right hon. Friend the Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson) for his contribution. I do not quite understand why a Minister could not come to make such decisions relatively shortly, although, as far as I can ascertain, we are not at that stage yet. We are not returning to direct rule, but we might be moving towards pragmatic,...
Bob Stewart: Many soldiers have actually received compensation and pensions. Is the hon. Gentleman including them in the figure of 500, or are they separate?
Bob Stewart: Assuming an Executive is reconstituted at some stage during the year—perhaps, say, in six months’ time—would members of that Executive have any ability to fiddle, change or adjust the budget that my right hon. Friend is proposing, or is it set for the year?
Bob Stewart: I am deeply affected by listening to the story of the hon. Lady’s granddaughter. When did the hon. Lady and her husband know that they were carriers? That is pretty important.
Bob Stewart: Does that mean that the hon. Gentleman’s constituent will have Orkambi for life, or will it be taken off him later?
Bob Stewart: On my good friend’s excellent point, I wonder how much it costs to put a child in hospital for a month. I am pretty sure it is not far off £100,000.
Bob Stewart: My point is very straightforward. It seems grossly unfair that some people can get hold of this drug and some people cannot. We ought to level the playing field.
Bob Stewart: Being born with cystic fibrosis is just the bad luck of the draw. Until I started researching cystic fibrosis to speak today, I had no idea that one in 25 of us carries a faulty gene that causes it. Nor did I realise that people were born with the condition and cannot catch it. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust tells me that about 10,400 people have cystic fibrosis in this country. It is bad luck if...
Bob Stewart: Nobody can catch cystic fibrosis, but as my hon. Friend mentioned, two sufferers in the same room together can really affect one another. The bugs from their lungs can transfer, presumably through the air.
Bob Stewart: I know that time is of the essence, but what exactly would the hon. Lady like the Government to do to help the club?
Bob Stewart: I think that what the hon. Member for Glasgow South (Stewart Malcolm McDonald) has put together is excellent, and I congratulate him. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp). “Souths” seem to be in the air today! Can it be made absolutely clear that the Bill will not apply to someone who goes along to have a taster for a day, does not...
Bob Stewart: Just to clarify, HMRC did not keep the money but presumably gave it to those who had lost it. Is that right?
Bob Stewart: I think I support the Bill, but will the hon. Gentleman clarify that it will apply only to an unpaid trial for a job, and not to an unpaid sixth-former helping in a Member’s office for a while?
Bob Stewart: May I ask the hon. Gentleman where he got those figures from?
Bob Stewart: This is an appalling and vindictive vendetta by Turkish forces against our strongest allies on the ground in the battle against Daesh and AQ. Is there absolutely no chance of a UN-brokered ceasefire so that perhaps we can put in peacekeeping forces to protect civilian people?