Julian Knight: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is highly appropriate that this should be the first piece of oven-ready Brexit legislation, as that shows the importance of this industry and of safeguards in it?
Julian Knight: I do not know whether you have ever visited Solihull, Mr Speaker, but it is blessed with many parks and other green and open spaces. I, like the rest of my town, was really looking forward to spending the summer enjoying those open spaces, but unfortunately we have attracted an unprecedented spate of Traveller incursions, which has tested Solihull Council’s defences and my...
Julian Knight: The problem is, though, that there is no guarantee that the money would be spent on that. It could just fall into the general police budget.
Julian Knight: That did not happen in my constituency, where we had the farce of people parking in the car park and receiving fines—these were legal motorists—which I then had to get overturned by the council. That again emphasises that there is one rule for one and another rule for another.
Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the average time which it takes a local authority to remove an unauthorised encampment from public land; and what additional guidance and support the Government plans to provide to reduce the amount of time for such removals.
Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of High Court injunctions against unauthorised encampments on the time taken to remove such encampments.
Julian Knight: Will the Minister further clarify that point? Labour says that the previous pension age could come back and that we could return to a situation where men are discriminated against. Does he agree that such discrimination might be profoundly against the law?
Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis is for the projected increase in longevity for women affected by the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011.
Julian Knight: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Julian Knight: It will be worth waiting for. The west midlands creative industry punches well above its weight, yet over the years we have seen poor investment from the BBC and, to a lesser extent, ITV. Is there not a great opportunity for Channel 4 to make use of our diverse communities and talent, blaze a trail, and relocate to the west midlands?
Julian Knight: My right hon. Friend does not even need to cite the IFS to see what things would be like with Labour in charge of the UK NHS—he just needs to look to Wales, where the NHS has been cut by 10% and one in seven people are on the NHS waiting list. That is Labour in action.
Julian Knight: I congratulate the Secretary of State on her steady handling of this sensitive issue. She clearly shares with me and other hon. Members concerns about pressure on Members from third-party organisations outside this place representing what is, in essence, a quasi-judicial process as something that it clearly is not. Will she make it very clear that we have to avoid histrionics and instead get...
Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential future costs of providing transitional financial support for WASPI women until they reach the state pension age.
Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support the Government is offering to women affected by the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011 to stay in work to a later age; and if he will make a statement.
Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of whether police forces in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands are effective in using the powers available to them to remove Travellers from unauthorised encampments.
Julian Knight: Personal finance education in schools is a key way of skilling up young people, so will the Minister meet me soon to discuss further plans to make available to schools a textbook on personal finance education through the all-party group on financial education for young people?