Martin Whitfield: What steps his Department is taking to improve digital infrastructure.
Martin Whitfield: Given the Government’s commitment to deal directly with local authorities in Scotland in the near future on digital infrastructure, would the Minister agree to meet me, the local authority and, more importantly, disruptive local providers who may be able to give answers to some of the problems that we face?
Martin Whitfield: On legal representation, this geographical area has two separate sets of rules applied to it. Under the civilian code that applies for Israeli children, there is a requirement for a parent to be in attendance during interrogation, and an undertaking that interrogations not occur at night, but the same is not reflected in the military rules. Is it not a great shame that those rules could not...
Martin Whitfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to re-negotiate the surplus-sharing agreement between the Government and the Trustees of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme.
Martin Whitfield: I am grateful for my hon. Friend’s testimony. Does not this case clearly highlight the unique nature of the coroners’ courts, which provide the facilities and the vehicle to investigate such matters sympathetically, supportively and with an ability to get to the truth?
Martin Whitfield: I am concerned about some of the recent answers. Will the Minister confirm what damage will happen to the UK’s negotiating position if this analysis is shared with the devolved Governments?
Martin Whitfield: Whether he has met representatives of the Keep Me Posted campaign.
Martin Whitfield: Considering the levels of digital exclusion, including in broadband coverage in my constituency, will the Minister agree to meet me and Keep Me Posted to discuss the implications for our constituents?
Martin Whitfield: Given the challenges that the amendment to clause 11 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill gave the Government, will the Minister confirm that he is going to have discussions with the devolved authorities in time, so that we do not come across another problem later?
Martin Whitfield: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the effect of foreign political advertising on UK elections.
Martin Whitfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that new standards within the updated driving examination meet health and safety requirements for (a) the applicant, (b) the driving instructor and (c) other road users.
Martin Whitfield: Is it not right that the Bill will greatly improve safety for the large number of children who reside in unfit habitation, and help to narrow the educational and health gaps—a priority for any good life?
Martin Whitfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote the upholding of political rights in the state of Cambodia.
Martin Whitfield: It is a true privilege to speak in this debate. I send my compliments to the hon. Member for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy) for securing it and to the Backbench Business Committee for facilitating it. It was a true privilege to listen to my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel). In listening to his speech, we were privileged to experience the power of words. That power...
Martin Whitfield: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting the debate, and my hon. Friend the Member for Norwich South (Clive Lewis) and the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) for securing it. This afternoon, we have heard about horrendous and nightmare cases, and I do not intend to add to those, because...
Martin Whitfield: On 6 December 2017, the Secretary of State for Scotland gave undertakings with regard to an amendment in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. May we have a statement clarifying the record and explaining why it was not met?
Martin Whitfield: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Martin Whitfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of ANPR equipment to monitor vehicle tax in rural areas.
Martin Whitfield: rose—
Martin Whitfield: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the electorate do not want a deficient Bill to lead them into Brexit?