Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers local authorities have to prevent vehicles parking on pavements.
Richard Graham: I want to speak today to try to balance the picture of doom and gloom that some Members have painted about not just universal credit but the entire welfare system and indeed all the welfare reforms of the past seven years. In early 2009, I received an extremely emotional letter from a constituent who had tried to do the right thing by going back to work. However, she immediately found that by...
Richard Graham: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many UK companies there are with Authorised Economic Operator status.
Richard Graham: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have applied for Authorised Economic Operator status in each of the last five years.
Richard Graham: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time taken to process an application for Authorised Economic Operator status was in each year of the last five years; and whether there are target times for the processing of such applications.
Richard Graham: First, may I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests as a shareholder of a small family business which for the past 40 years has included a single pub? Today, there has been a huge amount of agreement on the appropriateness of the Government’s amendments to Lords amendment 22, and I pay tribute to a lot of people who have been...
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling physician associates to prescribe medicines.
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of employing locum doctors in the NHS in (a) Gloucestershire, (b) the South West and (c) England has been for each of the last five years.
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the expanded regional voluntary right to buy pilot scheme; and which (a) housing associations and (b) regions will be included in that pilot.
Richard Graham: There appear to be two most frequent misunderstandings about the legal judgments: first, that the Government amendment amounts to a cut, and, secondly, that people with mental health disabilities get less under PIP than under DLA. So will my right hon. Friend confirm again that actually there is no cut at all to people who have been previously awarded through PIP, and, secondly, that actually...
Richard Graham: The situation at the moment, as I understand it, is that the Ministry of Defence is reviewing what the provisions are retrospectively for armed forces widows. Does the Minister accept that were the Ministry of Defence to make changes, it would be very hard for the Government to maintain a difference in what those widows are granted and what police widows are granted?
Richard Graham: Is the hon. Lady aware that there are possibilities for university technical colleges within the budget allocation for free schools? That will enable a constituency such as mine to go ahead with a proposed new health UTC, which will help a huge number of young people to work in the NHS in future. Does she think that is constructive?
Richard Graham: rose—
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times in the last year CrossCountry trains travelling from Birmingham to Bristol were late arriving at Cheltenham but on time arriving at Bristol Temple Meads.
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many CrossCountry trains from (a) Birmingham to Bristol and (b) Bristol to Birmingham via Gloucester were on time in (i) each of the last five years and (ii) each year from 1998 to 2003.
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains per day there were travelling between Birmingham and Bristol that stopped at Gloucester in (a) the last year and (b) 2001.
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) improve the recyclability of black plastic and (b) reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce companies' use of non-recyclable black plastic packaging.
Richard Graham: I beg to move, That this House has considered Emily’s Code and safety on pleasure vessels. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main, and to debate Emily’s code. Today’s debate is the story of a personal and family tragedy and of how to turn something that knots together an extended family, school and other friends, and a community—a whole small...
Richard Graham: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. In fact, he brilliantly anticipates exactly what I will say about Emily’s code, and I am grateful to him. Emily never regained consciousness, and it was determined that she died from drowning. I should mention one other point. The report pointed out that the speedboat was older than the recreational craft directive of 1996, which set out new...