Nigel Mills: I was asking you a question for your view actually.
Nigel Mills: It is legal to use a Scottish banknote, but you will find many shops down here do not take very kindly to your presenting them.
Nigel Mills: I am sure—
Nigel Mills: Yes, but that does not mean that they do, does it?
Nigel Mills: But no one will want to go through trying to make them.
Nigel Mills: I was trying to ask you whether you thought you would get full value. I had another question. I was looking through my wallet, thinking, “What would I not have to carry if I had an ID card,” but I could not actually find anything. From your experience, is there anything that you do not carry that you used to carry, now that you have your ID card?
Nigel Mills: When you bought your card, did you think there were would be a review period that was less than 10 years?
Nigel Mills: It contrasts with you thinking that the card would be guaranteed to last for 10 years if you were conscious that there might be a review?
Nigel Mills: Sorry. It contrasts with your view that you thought the card was guaranteed to last for 10 years, if you thought there would be a review at some time halfway through.
Nigel Mills: I was just contrasting views.
Nigel Mills: I saw an inconsistency in what you were saying.
Nigel Mills: How awful.
Nigel Mills: I am getting a sense of confusion; the hon. Lady makes a powerful argument for keeping ID cards, but she is now abstaining for a second time on the Bill to repeal them. We are debating an amendment on the issue of whether the cards in existence should be allowed to continue. I am not hearing much support for that from her.
Nigel Mills: I draw my hon. Friend’s attention to the answer Mr Fazackerley gave me to Question 9. He confirmed that security arrangements at East Midlands airport are as strong as those at Manchester and London City airports, even though East Midlands was not part of the scheme.
Nigel Mills: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe). I seem to have spent most of my short career as a Member listening to him in the Identity Documents Public Bill Committee and in the Chamber-his tones are deceptively Birmingham-sounding. I shall confine my remarks to the amending report on the police budget and the reasons why I am prepared to support it,...
Nigel Mills: It is a pleasure, as always, to follow the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe). I have done it so often he might want a restraining order at some stage. I understand the argument for why the people who foolishly bought an ID card should get some compensation- [Interruption.] I am not saying I support that argument, but I can see its logic. However, I struggle to see the...
Nigel Mills: Will the hon. Lady confirm my understanding that those constituents will already have had a passport that they can use to travel to the same places?
Nigel Mills: What steps he is taking to encourage universities to focus on the employability of graduates.
Nigel Mills: I thank the Minister for that answer. Does he agree that a key method of achieving increased employability are schemes such as those set up by David Nieper, a full service clothing manufacturer in Alfreton in my constituency? It has agreed a scheme with Nottingham Trent university that will ensure that students get a full range of experience and skills in the textiles sector to increase their...
Nigel Mills: Will the Minister agree to meet a social enterprise in my constituency whose future is threatened by the draconian attitude of RBS, which seeks nearly £400,000 in penalties for a minor breach, even though a non-nationalised bank is willing to refinance its loan fully?