Alex Norris: Tonight, Nottingham Citizens, of which I am a patron, will launch its “Still No Place For Hate” report. It will highlight the fact that almost a third of people surveyed had experienced hate crime related to protected characteristics and that much of that had gone unreported. What assurances can the Attorney General give people in Nottingham that if they do report such crime, it will be...
Alex Norris: On Wednesday morning, we saw an absurd spectacle. We had a Committee full of hon. Members ready to take on this Bill at its next stage, following overwhelming support on Second Reading, but we were prevented from doing so. We were prevented by a Government who were not brave enough to make the case against it and not secure enough to divide on the matter, so, instead, they hid behind...
Alex Norris: Last night, Basford United completed an unforgettable league and cup double and secured yet another promotion. This is a well-run football club that makes a real impact on the pitch, but also off the pitch by sharing its facilities with the rest of our community. May we have a debate in Government time on the impact of non-league football?
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make public the findings of his Department's review into the death of Janet Scott in Nottingham on 29 January.
Alex Norris: That specific detail is available in the report by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Reprieve that was referenced earlier. It says that British-funded institutions and trained-by-Britain organisations have indeed covered up this sort of behaviour. Can we have an assurance from the Dispatch Box that that report is being looked at and that a formal response will come to Members?
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer question 138535, on Dogs: Smuggling, how many puppies were seized at Dover and Folkestone and placed in quarantine under the Puppy Pilot in (a) each month between 1 October 2017 and 31 March 2018 and (b) April 2018.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has conducted an economic impact study on the effects of clean air zones and associated air quality measures on businesses in Nottingham.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials of his Department have had with small and medium businesses in Nottingham on the financial effect of proposed clean air zones and associated air quality measures.
Alex Norris: Let me start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Afzal Khan), on securing this debate and on the vigour with which he pursues this esoteric yet important issue. At the moment, Mr Speaker, he and I share a standing engagement, Wednesday at 9.30 am, but it is not for tennis, as you might like, nor is it for five-a-side football or even for a nice brisk run as is...
Alex Norris: The hon. Gentleman makes a very compelling case for voting against a money resolution, but does he understand that that is not an argument for not tabling a money resolution?
Alex Norris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Davies. I rise to speak briefly in favour of the new clause. The Government are on a high wire here. The process of negotiating ongoing community licence membership on its own would be a difficult piece of work. Similarly, designing our own system on its own would be a difficult piece of work. To do those things at the...
Alex Norris: I know that the Minister cannot give exhaustive lists of what is an emergency or special need, but can he be clear that circumvention of industrial action would not fall into that action?
Alex Norris: What steps her Department is taking to increase its support for the development of co-operatives throughout the world.
Alex Norris: The co-operative model of ownership has distinct advantages for sustainable international development. Regrettably, in 2011 the Government cut the £5 million fund for co-operative development. Will the Secretary of State commit to investigating the desirability of reinstating that fund, and match the ambition of Opposition Members by ensuring that the Department is looking properly at...
Alex Norris: rose—
Alex Norris: Thank you, Ms Dorries. I will endeavour to stay within the parameters you have set. We would not be considering whether to adjourn if we had had a money resolution before Parliament following Second Reading. [Interruption.] We talked about this matter on Monday and it is in the context of whether we should adjourn. Arguments can be made about finance and the practicalities of having another...
Alex Norris: This week we were expecting the tender document for the east midlands rail franchise. It has not been forthcoming. When can we expect it, and will it promote investment in the service, including improved services on evenings and weekends?
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to conduct a post-implementation review of part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to monitor the effectiveness of the provisions of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 on the number of cold calls and text messages received for personal injury claims.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Seventh Report of the Justice Committee, published on 17 May 2018, Small claims limit for personal injury, HC 659, what steps the Government is taking to ensure it has accurate information on the number of fraudulent personal injury motor insurance claims.