Luke Hall: What his policy is on rail reform.
Luke Hall: South Gloucestershire Council is pushing ahead with its plans to deliver a vital half-hourly train link from Yate to Bristol. Will my hon. Friend explain how his rail policies will help to achieve that, and will he consider visiting Yate so that he can see at first hand how important the upgrade is to our local community?
Luke Hall: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Luke Hall: May I take the opportunity to welcome the Secretary of State’s speech last week outlining her vision for the future of international development policy? Will she update the House on the practical steps she is taking to make that vision a reality?
Luke Hall: What steps her Department is taking to encourage greater collaboration between police and fire services.
Luke Hall: Clearly, when we are looking at these reforms, there is no one-size-fits-all approach that will suit every part of the UK. Will the Home Secretary confirm that the Government are going to be driven by a pragmatic approach, which will ensure that cross-service collaboration will be driven by what is best in terms of delivering results for communities up and down the UK?
Luke Hall: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement. The shareholders include many of my constituents, who are relying on pensions from GKN. Can he reassure me that any decision taken by his office will be in the interests of all the people who are relying on those pensions for a comfortable retirement?
Luke Hall: What steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people in progressing at work and increasing their earnings.
Luke Hall: South Gloucestershire Council’s broadband roll-out scheme has been hugely successful so far. It has brought connection up from 61% to 92% in just four years. With fibre- to-the-premises technology being required to connect the remaining households, what more support can the Department give to make sure that rural communities are not left behind?
Luke Hall: I congratulate the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Mr Leslie) on securing this really worthwhile debate. Will the Minister join me in commending South Gloucestershire Council, which announced in the past couple of weeks that it will invest £460,000 in green spaces, including a number of parks and playgrounds around Yate and Chipping Sodbury, which will make a huge difference to the...
Luke Hall: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are estimated to benefit from the rise in the tax free personal allowance during the 2017-2018 financial year in Thornbury and Yate constituency.
Luke Hall: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are estimated to benefit from the rise in the tax free personal allowance during the 2017-2018 financial year in south Gloucestershire.
Luke Hall: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the South West who benefited from the increase in the tax free personal allowance in 2017-18.
Luke Hall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on negotiations between NHS England and Vertex Pharmaceuticals on access to the drug Orkambi for people with cystic fibrosis.
Luke Hall: What steps he is taking to improve the provision of mental health services for children and young people.
Luke Hall: I am delighted to have a chance to speak in this debate, Sir Roger. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully) for securing it. When it was initially scheduled by the Petitions Committee, they probably had no idea about how timely it would be three days after the announcement that a deal has not been reached. I thank my hon. Friend for his work. I know he has worked...
Luke Hall: Absolutely—that example highlights the positive work that the Cystic Fibrosis Trust is doing. I want to put on record my thanks and appreciation to all the parents and campaigners, whom I find completely inspirational. Not only are they parents, which is challenging enough in itself sometimes, but they are parents of children with CF, and on top of that they manage to find time to lobby...
Luke Hall: I pay tribute to all the young people such as Clara who are getting involved and making a difference in the campaign to ensure that Orkambi is available. I was probably as disappointed as every Member in the Chamber to read the statements that came out on Friday about how a deal on the February offer by Vertex had not been reached. The petition for today’s debate was signed by 470...