Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued on the proportion of local police budgets that should be devoted to (a) cyber crime and (b) counter-terrorism.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to increase BAME representation in the police since May 2016.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many companies published a Modern Slavery Statement in accordance with the provisions of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
Alex Norris: On the impact assessment, I am heartened to hear that. Given what Dr Golshan said about us not being able to replicate the benefits of Euratom on day one, will that impact assessment state what we currently have the benefit of that we will not have on day one of the new regime?
Alex Norris: Nottingham North.
Alex Norris: I rise to support the amendment. I will start by stating something that is possibly a considerable understatement as well as possibly a major statement of the obvious. It is important that the arrangements that follow from the legislation work—that the arrangements that the Office for Nuclear Regulation puts in place to transition us from Euratom as the safeguard in our British law work. It...
Alex Norris: I said earlier that I do not think there is public energy behind us not participating in Euratom in some way. Similarly, in our discussions, neither the experts we had in front of us nor hon. Members said that leaving Euratom is desirable and that we should actively choose to do it. Rather, it is a necessity of circumstance, and this Bill is a contingency to cover such an event. I am in...
Alex Norris: This is the first time I have served under your chairmanship in Committee, Mr McCabe. This is an important Bill and an important amendment. One of the joys of being a new Member is that friends and family members get in touch on an almost daily basis to ask what I am doing, perhaps imagining that it is all glamour and television. When I tell them that I will be attending the Nuclear...
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people living in social tenancies have been in rent arrears in each financial year since 2012-13.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people living in social tenancies have downsized in each year since the introduction of the spare room subsidy.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people living in social tenancies are registered to downsize.
Alex Norris: I share the hon. Gentleman’s support for the work that Dogs Trust has done, especially with the puppy pilot scheme, but does he share my view that if it is easier for people to move puppies, we need stronger penalties to ensure that there is a genuine deterrent to them doing so?
Alex Norris: What recent assessment he has made of the effect on the Welsh economy of the Government’s decision not to electrify the main line to Swansea.
Alex Norris: On 16 May, the Transport Secretary said that electrification was definitely happening and that he wanted to see an end to “smelly diesel trains”, so there was widespread disappointment on 20 July when electrification was cancelled between Cardiff and Swansea, and also for the midland main line, with Ministers citing the fact that new technology made electrification unnecessary. Can the...
Alex Norris: Q Professor Matthews, you are responsible for training and teaching the next generation of nuclear engineers—no pressure. How ready and willing are they to take up the roles that they are going to need in order to replicate Euratom in this country, and how soon might we be able to think that they may be able and willing to do that?
Alex Norris: Q The cohort you teach at the moment in Manchester—where are they from?
Alex Norris: Q Thank you. We have heard the Bill characterised in lots of ways—whether it is a place-holder, a contingency. We have heard from yourself and previous speakers about the fear of a lack of clarity about what is on the face of the Bill. What impact is this uncertainty having on staff?
Alex Norris: Yes.
Alex Norris: Obviously EDF works beyond our borders. If your business ends up having to work across multiple safeguarding regimes, what likely complications will that cause for youQ ? Do you do that already?
Alex Norris: Q This is probably a question to Rupert or Jonathan. You said that you watched the Second Reading with interest. You will have heard in that session that if we leave the EU, which we will, we will by definition have to leave Euratom. If Parliament was your client, would that be the guidance you would give it—that one decision necessitates the other?