James Cartlidge: I just received a letter this morning from the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Hereford and South Herefordshire (Jesse Norman) stating that the A12 upgrade is to be delayed. This is an extremely significant piece of infrastructure in East Anglia. For my constituents, it is probably their most important road. I am obviously very concerned to hear this...
James Cartlidge: I will definitely take only four minutes, Mr Rosindell. I congratulate the hon. Member for High Peak (Ruth George) on obtaining what is a key debate. I do not doubt that she has had feedback; I have had similar feedback in South Suffolk, where we have excellent provision. It is difficult for me to avoid receiving representations, particularly from Yorley Barn, a beautifully located nursery...
James Cartlidge: Of course it is of concern that an event like this should take place at a high-security prison. However, if there is one conclusion we can draw, surely it is that the method of dealing with such events that is available to the Minister through the Tornado team is effective when tested, which, in itself, should give the public some reassurance.
James Cartlidge: Is the hon. Lady seriously suggesting that, under a Labour Government, HMRC would never negotiate with a company over its tax bill?
James Cartlidge: I very much welcome the increase in the threshold, but in all this focus on finance is there a danger that we forget the whole purpose of going to university, which is to obtain a high-quality education? Will my hon. Friend assure me that whatever reforms he undertakes will not undermine the ability of universities to provide the highest-quality education possible, but that, on the contrary,...
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the fitting of solar panels where appropriate to private sector new-build homes.
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding of (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in South Suffolk, and if she will make a statement.
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on introducing flexible ticketing for part-time commuters.
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the provision of 5G services in rural areas.
James Cartlidge: I thought I would take a leaf out of the shadow Chancellor’s book by bringing a red book into the Chamber to wave around in his style. It is a copy of “The Middle Way”, by Harold Macmillan, written in 1938. I brought it here because I think that what is significant about the Bill is not any of the individual measures, which we all accept are very technical—they are...
James Cartlidge: That was a charming intervention by the hon. Lady—is that the best she can do? I am talking about our current economic context, which is why we have introduced this Finance Bill, and I was coming on to say that its measures could be seen by some as an attack on large corporations. The measure on dividends—I have to say that I still receive dividends—will be unpopular with...
James Cartlidge: On U-turns and our national debt, will the hon. Gentleman clarify whether it is still Labour policy to spend £100 billion clearing all outstanding student debt?
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made in introducing flexible ticketing for part-time commuters.
James Cartlidge: The potential of not having a deal raises the issue again of a transition, and the Secretary of State said earlier he thought that there were very good prospects on that point. Given that the purpose of a transition is to give certainty to business, is not the only logical timeframe for a transition one that runs from when we leave to when a new comprehensive deal is signed?
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the value of a national online platform for advertising teaching vacancies.
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the use of glyphosate by farmers.
James Cartlidge: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of waste water being released from residential and non-residential boats.