Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with (a) trades unions and (b) the oil and gas authority on employment standards in the offshore decommissioning industry.
Mary Glindon: It is an honour to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow North East (Mr Sweeney), who has definitely made his mark with the excellent things he is already doing in the House. I congratulate the two new Members who have made their maiden speeches; I am sure that they will be excellent advocates for their constituents. As a member of the associate and retired members branch of the...
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the UKCS Decommissioning 2018 Cost Estimate Report by the Oil and Gas Authority, what assessment he has made of trends in the cost of labour associated with decommissioning projects.
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 163103 on Prisoners, whether he has made an assessment of the possible effect on levels of poverty on projected prison population numbers; and if he will make a statement.
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to reduce the cost to the NHS of reimbursement prices for special medicinal products; and if he will make a statement.
Mary Glindon: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of alcohol duty freezes and reductions since 2013.
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information on the costs of goods he will require of manufacturers of special medicinal products under the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act 2017 and subsequent regulations; and if he will bring forward further regulatory proposals to control the costs of those products.
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the possible effect of levels of austerity on projected prison population numbers; and if he will make a statement.
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on developing a national strategy to address alcohol consumption in line with recommendation 4 of the Cancer Strategy; and if he will make a statement.
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the Government's forthcoming alcohol strategy introduces a requirement for alcohol product labels to carry the Chief Medical Officers’ alcohol guidelines.
Mary Glindon: My hon. Friend is making a really heartfelt speech. I remember the Save our Swans campaign, and as she has touched on, this was not just about unemployment. Those men who were able to get jobs had to go across the world and leave their families, and another way of decimating the community was removing people.
Mary Glindon: The GMB commissioned a Survation survey that found that 74% of people want these ships to be built in this country. Do not public opinion and the pride that people would feel if the ships were built here matter as much as value for money?
Mary Glindon: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this is not only about Germany and further abroad? Under the Scotland Act 2016, Scotland is able to go ahead with its air departure tax proposal, which is a reduction of 50%, and that will affect the north-east, with a further bad effect on Northern Ireland in addition to the Dublin effect.
Mary Glindon: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. As he has said, the issue affects other parts of the United Kingdom. A Fair Tax on Flying estimates that, since the measure was introduced, the residents of North Tyneside have paid more than £38 million in APD. Is that fair or commensurate with the economic problems that we face in the north-east when we need to increase our...
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote public understanding of the link between alcohol and cancer.
Mary Glindon: According to the Public and Commercial Services Union, there are almost 1,200 staff at the Ministry of Justice on poverty pay. Will the Minister support the union’s 5% pay claim for all public sector workers?
Mary Glindon: Would the hon. Gentleman say that there is an exception in which it might always be important to install safe standing, because away supporters tend to stand? At Newcastle United the away supporters are right up in the gods, and stand in a dangerous position. Might that be an exception for every ground?
Mary Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations the Government has made to the European Commission on the imposition of tariffs on the solar technology sector; and what the Government's policy is on that subject.
Mary Glindon: What recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of NICE on increasing the capacity of the highly specialised technologies evaluation process.
Mary Glindon: There is a risk that new treatments for life-limiting conditions, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy, might not be approved by NICE, so will the Minister meet me and Muscular Dystrophy UK to discuss ways to facilitate access to treatments, as highlighted by the charity’s FastTrack campaign?