Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on UK railways in each year since 2010.
Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average yearly expenditure (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each year since 2010.
Bim Afolami: What steps he is taking to broaden routes into nursing.
Bim Afolami: I am glad to hear that the Secretary of State values the degree apprenticeship as a way to provide further routes into nursing, but will he consider working with the Treasury and across the Government to increase the funding that educational establishments receive from the Institute for Apprenticeships for nursing courses, to further incentivise universities and colleges to offer more places...
Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to increase (a) financial and (b) other support for schools with a high proportion of SEN pupils.
Bim Afolami: Does my hon. Friend agree that it would be irresponsible of this Government to cancel private companies’ contracts simply on the basis of a single profit update?
Bim Afolami: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the total sum of revenue that it has generated from the gradual reductions in the rate of corporation tax since 2010.
Bim Afolami: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the total sum of revenue that it has generated from increases in stamp duty since 2010.
Bim Afolami: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to work with other countries and multilateral institutions on ensuring global tax transparency.
Bim Afolami: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to work with other countries and multilateral institutions on taxing global multinational digital businesses.
Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to roads and highways in Hertfordshire since 2010.
Bim Afolami: Bearing in mind the world-leading reputation of Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, will the Secretary of State explain what plans the Department has to work with Rothamsted, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and other bodies to further improve Britain’s world-class position in agricultural science?
Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spend on roads and highways in each year since 2010.
Bim Afolami: In the time available to me, I will make a couple of points that have not yet been fully brought out in this debate. My first point is about the action and place of KPMG, Carillion’s auditors. Roughly 40% of Carillion’s balance sheet is intangible assets, largely made up of goodwill. I am a member of the Public Accounts Committee, and I see fellow members in the Chamber; I hope we...
Bim Afolami: The British taxpayer—
Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Mauritania; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country.
Bim Afolami: I beg to move, That this House has considered Luton airport expansion. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray, and to speak in my first Westminster Hall debate on a subject of great interest to my constituents and of importance to the whole region. I thank the Minister for being here to respond to the debate. I wish him all the luck in the world in whatever may...
Bim Afolami: I thank my right hon. Friend for that intervention. To add to his point, which I agree with entirely, it is my case that the proposed expansion of Luton airport to the level of 38 million passengers is first unsustainable and unsuitable for the local area that includes not just my constituency but his and that of my hon. Friend the Member for St Albans (Mrs Main), and secondly—this is...
Bim Afolami: I thank my right hon. Friend for that. Perhaps it is because I am new—perhaps I am optimistic and generous—but I do agree with him that trust is crucial. Trust between the citizen and Government, both local and national, is one of the most fundamental underpinnings of our or any democracy. Many of my constituents have lost trust in recent borough council management of the...
Bim Afolami: Forgive me.