Societal effect of the drug Mamba – Ben Bradley.
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his department is taking to support GP services in the East Midlands.
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect ancient woodland in England.
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase tourism to (a) nature reserves and (b) sites of ancient woodland.
Ben Bradley: What steps he is taking to ensure that low-paid workers are remunerated appropriately.
Ben Bradley: The latest figures show that weekly wages in Mansfield are notably—several hundred pounds a week—lower than the national average. Projects such as the Heathrow logistics hub could provide huge opportunities for my constituents, but what support are the Government offering to help low-wage areas such as Mansfield and Warsop attract such high-skill and well-paid jobs?
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to support higher education institutions in the East Midlands since 2015.
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the National Pollinator Strategy to date.
Ben Bradley: I want to pick my hon. Friend up on the point about supporting nurseries and this kind of industry. Does he agree that it would be right for this place to make a plea to our constituents, not just in this area, but across our high streets and in all sorts of other areas, to support independent local businesses such as these nurseries to ensure that they can continue to exist in the future?
Ben Bradley: My hon. Friend mentions the NFU’s contribution. Will he join me in showing appreciation for its work in representing our farming and agricultural industries, particularly when we are deciding on the future of those industries? Does he agree it is important that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in particular, continues working with the NFU to make sure we get the...
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of technical education provision for secondary school pupils.
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to enable businesses in the East Midlands to increase their international trade after the UK leaves the EU.
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the re-unification of Cyprus.
Ben Bradley: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of (a) fuel duty and (b) road tax on the affordability of motoring.
Ben Bradley: I want to begin by welcoming the nature of this debate. I am a relatively new Member in this place, and this is unfortunately one of only a handful of times when I have sat through a debate where there has been genuinely measured and constructive comment from both sides and where Members have made new, interesting and constructive criticism of the Bill in question. I hope that the criticisms...
Ben Bradley: My right hon. Friend is right. The police response to incidents is important. I am very pleased that the structures within our response and neighbourhood policing have changed. I hope that that and additional officers will improve the situation in Nottinghamshire—I am sure that that is replicated in other forces around the country. A number of colleagues raised the distinction between...
Ben Bradley: My right hon. Friend has spoken of the drivers of this type of crime, and the changing nature of the drugs market. I wrote to him this week about the “zombie” drugs, such as mamba, which are affecting my town centre. Is the Bill likely to lead to crackdowns on those new drugs?
Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) all children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a Good level of development aged five in Mansfield in each of the last three years.