Anneliese Dodds: I am grateful to the Minister for her very helpful remarks. However, the point I was trying to make about the sound reading system is precisely that it is not commercial. It does not have the commercial firepower behind it that is needed for its dissemination, yet it produces incredibly strong results. What more can we do to promote not-for-profit approaches, such as the sound reading system?
Anneliese Dodds: I am grateful to have the opportunity to discuss in the House the sound reading system and describe its promise for improving literacy. The sound reading system was developed in my constituency of Oxford East, and it has shown remarkable results when it comes to enabling children and adults to read, often for the first time. However, its sustainability is in doubt, which is why I am so...
Anneliese Dodds: The hon. Lady is being generous in giving way, and she is making a very powerful speech. Does she not agree that the Home Office was made aware of such issues in letters from me and others present in this Chamber back in mid-March, but no action was taken? Having such a delay in action is simply not good enough when that is affecting people’s lives in such a terrible manner.
Anneliese Dodds: I gently point out that this debate is not on the subject of having a people’s vote, but on Parliament’s ability to have more options as part of a meaningful vote, including—specifically for the petitioners—the option of remaining in the EU. I just want to clarify that, because many thousands of people signed the petition and it is important that we talk about the...
Anneliese Dodds: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the speech she is making and to the petitioners for raising this important subject. Does she agree that amendment 19, which is due to be voted on this week, would prevent the kind of Hobson’s choice the petitioners are concerned about? Over 600 people in my constituency appear to be concerned about that, because they have signed this petition.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were invited to sign up for help to save accounts in (a) January, (b) February, (c) March, (d) April and (e) May 2018.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people signed up for help to save accounts in (a) January, (b) February, (c) March, (d) April and (e) May 2018.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the press release, Dormant Assets Scheme bolstered by industry leaders, of 3 June 2018, how much and what proportion of the money reclaimed by the scheme has been used to fund financial inclusion; and how many people have benefited from that work.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish updated value for money assessment guidance on private finance initiatives.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) strategic risk management policy and (b)(i) performance management, (ii) financial control and (iii) other processes his Department uses to monitor private finance initiatives.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has estimated the revenue that Carillion accrued from selling its stake in private finance initiative projects; and if he will make a statement.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the jurisdictions in which those companies that purchased Carillion's stakes in private finance initiative projects were registered; and if he will make a statement.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to revise its procedures on monitoring private finance initiatives following the liquidation of Carillion.
Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria will be used to determine which local authorities receive the a proportion of the £400 million to support fire safety initiatives.
Anneliese Dodds: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Helen Whately). She spoke with characteristic gusto, even if—I am sorry to say it—I did not agree with a single word she said. I want to underline how privatisation is sapping resources from our NHS, in Oxford East and elsewhere in the country, at the very time it needs them more than ever, because of...
Anneliese Dodds: We have learned from the experience of PFI; this Government—[Interruption.]
Anneliese Dodds: Thank you, Mr Speaker. This Government have not. In the light of last week’s report on Carillion, we want to know whether the Minister can indicate which PFI contracts are being delivered by contractors that are deemed to be actually or potentially high risk. Following last week’s reports that failed bidders for PFI contracts will be compensated, can he rule out bailing out firms...
Anneliese Dodds: Fire safety regulations were wrongly covered by the one in, two out statement of new regulation. Will the Secretary of State commit today to excluding fire safety regulations from the statement’s successor, the business impact target, which is currently being devised for this Parliament?
Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 140867 on fire regulations, whether the previously-set business impact target still applies when setting regulations.