Paul Girvan: Numerous NHS staff have indicated to me their unwillingness to come forward because they believe there is a culture of bullying in the NHS. If they make a complaint, they are targeted. Even though complainants want to remain totally anonymous, that does not seem to happen. I know one doctor, in particular, who raised an issue and who feels he has been sidelined from promotion and everything...
Paul Girvan: The hon. Gentleman alluded to having spoken to families of people who were on a large cocktail of drugs and the costs associated with that. Let us not say that it is just down to costs; I appreciate that NICE might well be using the wrong process. This cocktail of drugs adds up to a significant cost, and there can be a dramatic saving if they can come off some of those drugs, as well as...
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the provision of high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy in the NHS for prostate cancer patients.
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating additional funding from the public purse to research into diagnostic tests for potential asthma sufferers.
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of divorces which have been refused in each of the last five years.
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many ghost brokers have been prosecuted in each of the last five years.
Paul Girvan: Many people report incidents, thinking they are acting in the best interest. The reaction, therefore, will be that a police officer or a council official will be asked to go along and lift a dog from a family home, because it has been identified as being a Staffordshire bull terrier. It might only be a very good family pet, but if some well-meaning individual in the community decides to do...
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugee families have been re-united under the Government's family reunion scheme in the last 12 months.
Paul Girvan: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Paul Girvan: This a two-way traffic issue and there needs to be flexibility from Europe as well. The UK Government have made some movement in relation to what happened at Chequers and in showing willingness to accommodate, but that needs to be reciprocated by Europe. They can allow us to have that access to the open market in Europe.
Paul Girvan: The common funding package used for education has shown up glaring inequalities. There are primary schools in my area that are allocated £2,400 per pupil, yet there will be another sector of education that receives up to £15,000 per pupil. This inequality should not exist. I would have no issue with such policy decisions if we had an Assembly in place, but without an Assembly in...
Paul Girvan: On the back of the court judgment that was reinforced last week, which has made it virtually impossible for NI civil servants and permanent secretaries to move forward and even to spend the money that they will have, we fear that the confidence and supply money will not be allocated or used correctly if we cannot get decisions pushed through. The only people who can do it are this Government...
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost is to her Department of an application for personal independence payment by stage of application.
Paul Girvan: During one of our recent visits to Israel we saw how a university there had made links with cyber aspects. Is there not a great opportunity for UK universities to become joint partners on the world-leading technologies that are being brought forward?
Paul Girvan: We know that the greatest roadblock to economic growth in Northern Ireland is the lack of an Assembly being in place. That economic difficulty is being created because no decisions can be made. What measures are the Department and the Secretary of State taking to allow that to happen, so that we can go forward?
Paul Girvan: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals for a duty of care in relation to the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018.
Paul Girvan: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the introduction of the duty of care; and what the process and timescale for that introduction will be.
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the title of the document that governs the protocol which should be observed by Irish officials visiting Northern Ireland is; and if she will place in the Library a copy of that protocol document.
Paul Girvan: The last time this was debated in the Northern Ireland Assembly, there was evidence that many people have multiple abortions and are using it as a form of contraception.
Paul Girvan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the eligibility for the motability scheme to recipients of attendance allowance.