William Wragg: Little did I realise that the motion on the European Statutory Instruments Committee would attract so much attention at this time of the evening. It was surely the main reason why we all trundled down to attend Parliament today. I welcome what my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House said and, as a member of the Procedure Committee, I can say that it was a great pleasure for me to take...
William Wragg: Only because the hon. Gentleman was on the Procedure Committee?
William Wragg: There may well be—[Interruption.] The hon. Gentleman may be better furnished with the facts at this late hour than me. As a member of the Education Committee, I am in the minority in many ways, because its membership is seven women and four men. Indeed, the Committee that my right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller) chairs consists of eight women and three men.
William Wragg: A level playing field can be achieved without quotas. With that, I conclude my remarks and object to the amendment. Amendment proposed: (a), in paragraph (6), at end add ‘of whom at least seven shall be women and at least seven shall be men.’.—(Mrs Miller.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The House divided: Ayes 57, Noes 53.
William Wragg: What steps he is taking to ensure that the immigration system facilitates the hiring of sufficient skilled migrant workers for the UK’s needs.
William Wragg: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right to support a better controlled and fairer migration policy. I wonder whether he can tell me when the long-delayed White Paper on the subject will be published, so that the public know that we are taking it seriously.
William Wragg: I welcome my right hon. Friend to his post. I cannot help feeling a little sorry for him at this time. Is he sure that there is not another document, developed with and previewed by other Governments, which is being cooked up behind the scenes by Mr Robbins and our former friend the Prime Minister’s chief of staff and which will then be wheeled out to further undermine the previously...
William Wragg: Following the Chequers statement, will my right hon. Friend the Lord Chancellor lay before the House details of what active provisions his Department is making for a deal not being secured with the European Union?
William Wragg: I rise to present a petition whose terms are similar to those of the petitions presented by my hon. Friends the Members for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Mr Clarke) and for North Herefordshire (Bill Wiggin), my right hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis), and the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith). Following is the full text of the petition: [The...
William Wragg: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Harrow West (Gareth Thomas) and, on the Government side of the House, my hon. Friend the Member for North Warwickshire (Craig Tracey), who made very pertinent points about the need to maintain funding for maintained nurseries, which do such a fantastic job. I also thank the Backbench Business Committee, of which admittedly, I am a member, and...
William Wragg: What progress she has made on the consultation on addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past.
William Wragg: Even though it is absent from the legacy consultation, and further to the questions asked by my right hon. Friends the Members for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois) and for New Forest East (Dr Lewis), will the Secretary of State reconsider promoting a statute of limitations so that veterans are protected from legal assault and are not hounded into old age?
William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of children admitted to A&E for accidents aged (a) 0 up to 4 years, (b) 4 up to 11 years and (c) 11 to 16 years of age in each of the last five years.
William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education,what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of alternative provision for children with behavioural conditions aged (a) 0 up to 4 years (b) 4 up to 11 years and (c) 11 to 16 years in each of the last five years.
William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has allocated to support child victims of abuse for children aged (a) 0 to 4 years, (b) 4 to 11 years and (c) 11 to 16 years in each of the last five years.
William Wragg: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bolton North East (Sir David Crausby), who I congratulate on securing the debate. It is also a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. However, the residents of Stockport who I represent have been experiencing anything but pleasure from the introduction of Northern rail’s new and chaotic timetable, which came into force a...
William Wragg: The announcement of an inquiry and compensation is of course welcome. Leaving aside the atrocious implementation of the new Northern timetable, will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State bang heads together to sort out the morning peak-time 45-minute gap in services that is affecting my constituents so badly?
William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on dispensing smoking cessation products via the NHS in each of the last three years.
William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of people in recipient of smoking cessation products dispensed via the NHS who have subsequently quit cigarettes for longer than four weeks in each of the last three years.