Paula Sherriff: I worked on the front line of the NHS, in a service providing exemplary care, for more than 11 years. Just over two years ago that same service was privatised, and it has proved to be very damaging for patients, staff and the taxpayer alike. Will the Secretary of State continue to allow companies such as Virgin Care, which exists purely to make profits out of ill people, to continue to bid...
Paula Sherriff: May I request a debate to address the promise made by the Chancellor just a few days prior to the election that constituencies such as my own—Dewsbury—will be identified as enterprise zones within 100 days of the new Parliament? Many businesses in my constituency are struggling significantly and would undoubtedly welcome a period of zero business rates.
Paula Sherriff: Will the Minister advise what discussions he has had with the Indian and Pakistani Governments towards realising the aspirations of the Kashmiri people for a plebiscite on self-determination?
Paula Sherriff: The right hon. Gentleman referred to Talha Asmal from my constituency, who is alleged to have become the UK’s youngest-ever suicide bomber. Will he agree to convene a meeting between myself and Home Office Ministers to discuss a review of counter-terror policy, particularly with reference to tackling radicalisation?
Paula Sherriff: It is the ultimate honour to be here today to deliver my maiden speech as the Member of Parliament for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton. To every man, woman and child living in my wonderful constituency, I promise to be their champion and stand up for them at every opportunity. I warmly congratulate my fellow new Members on their excellent and eloquent contributions and I...
Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department collects on average waiting times for (a) appointments with NHS dentists and (b) GP appointments.
Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for an appointment with a NHS dentist has been in the last 12 months.
Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what purposes NHS hospital trusts may contract (a) management consultancy and (b) accountancy services; and what information his Department holds on such spending.
Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the contract held by Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust with Ernst & Young.
Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists are accepting new patients in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Dewsbury constituency.
Paula Sherriff: A large number of my constituents have advised me that they are unable to obtain a dental appointment and inquiries reveal that not a single dental practice in my constituency is accepting new NHS patients. Will the Minister meet me as soon as possible with a view to resolving that unacceptable situation?
Paula Sherriff: The UK voted for a UN resolution calling for Palestinian co-operation with the International Criminal Court’s preliminary investigation into the Gaza conflict. Can the Minister therefore confirm the Government’s support for Palestinian membership of the ICC?
Paula Sherriff: This Chancellor has missed every one of his own deficit reduction targets, and borrowed more than any other Chancellor in history. Will he confirm that, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast, the fiscal changes in the summer Budget mean £26.8 billion more public borrowing in the next two financial years, and that since 2010 he will have borrowed a full £200 billion more...
Paula Sherriff: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there has been in his estimate of the level of government borrowing required since the Budget in March 2015.
Paula Sherriff: Will the Secretary of State explain how the cause of building consensus on tackling ISIL has been advanced by the Government’s failure to be clear with the House about the involvement of UK armed forces in Syria?