Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many appeals against planning application refusals by local planning authorities have been (a) upheld and (b) dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate since 2010.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effect on mortality rates of the provisions of off-patent drugs outside their licensed indications in cases where research supports the use of those drugs.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what further discussions his Department has had with (a) NHS England and (b) the Health and Social Care Information Centre on the inclusion of musculoskeletal conditions in the care.data programme.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with a musculoskeletal condition have a care plan.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of uptake of care plans amongst people with arthritis; and what steps his Department plans to take to widen access to care planning.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which department or team within NHS England is responsible for the development and implementation of proposals for a national molecular diagnostic testing service in the NHS.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England plans to publish full details of the decisions it makes during the prioritisation exercise for new specialised services to be commissioned in 2015-16
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will work in partnership with charitable organisations to increase awareness of stem cell donation among young people.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the availability of shared accommodation for people under 35 in receipt of housing benefit.
Mike Thornton: In my constituency, Eastleigh borough council is working hard to meet the desperate need for more housing while also protecting the precious green gaps between our towns and villages. Are the Secretary of State and the Minister aware that the inspectorate has overruled the borough council’s local plan, which was based on all the evidence available, while refusing to give an adequate...
Mike Thornton: At Hedge End railway station in my constituency there is the absurd situation whereby someone who is disabled has to travel in the opposite direction in order to cross in a lift and travel back to reach their destination, adding considerable time and inconvenience to the journey. Investment in a lift at that station has been refused on the ridiculous basis that not enough people use the...
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken, since the debate in the House on legislation of the sale of puppies and kittens on 4 September 2014, to brief local authorities on the requirements for people in the business of breeding dogs to obtain a relevant licence.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been identified as in contravention of Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last five years.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the annual operational cost of the new Dartford-Thurrock River free flow toll system.
Mike Thornton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the police of the enforcement of section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Mike Thornton: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I am a bit surprised!
Mike Thornton: Sometimes I worry I might forget where I am. Some of the most heart-rending cases in my surgery on a weekly basis involve people who have had mental health difficulties and feel let down by the national health service and other organisations set up to help them. Does the Deputy Prime Minister agree with me that it is time we did more?
Mike Thornton: I will be brief, because I am meant to be in the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill Committee—I am sure that everyone here wishes that they were in there with me. I welcome many of the provisions of the Infrastructure Bill, but I will focus mainly on those issues pertaining to transport, as that is the brief my party colleagues, in their wisdom, have given me. The road network...
Mike Thornton: I, too, thank the right hon. Gentleman for his generosity. Are councillors in his constituency starting to feel that developers see no need to obtain local permission for any new development because they know that the planning inspector will overrule any decision made by the councillors?
Mike Thornton: When the hon. Gentleman has left this House after this debate, will he do me the great favour of reading Luke 10, chapters 25 to 37 and ask himself the question: who then is my neighbour? May I ask him to do that?