Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that early years education is sufficiently funded.
Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the protection afforded to buyers by New Homes Warranties; if he will take steps to increase the level of protection afforded by those warranties; and if he will make a statement.
Matt Western: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to begin her review of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; and whether the scope of that review will include staffing levels and the implications of recent redundancies.
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Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date his Department plans to publish the Consumer and Markets Green Paper.
Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has assessed the effect of the restructuring of mental health services in Warwickshire, by the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, on families’ travelling times to visit patients at mental health hospitals.
Matt Western: Will the Secretary of State confirm today that Brexit is the “easiest thing in human history”? If it is, how is it that the Government are incapable of making it so?
Matt Western: This was before my time, so correct me if I am wrong; a few years ago it was voted through that Members of Parliament would receive a pay increase. If the principle was right then for MPs and it was seen to be appropriate, why is it not appropriate for all our public sector to receive a pay increase?
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Matt Western: Will the Minister confirm whether he or the Education Secretary has had the chance to speak to any members of the board since their resignation and to establish whether the wholesale closure of our children’s centres across the country, including the 25 in Warwickshire, contributed to their resignations?
Matt Western: The issue is not having a boundary review, but what has initiated it, which is the reduction in the number of MPs from 650 to 600. If we compare the average number of constituents in 1955 with the present day, the proposals in the review will increase that number by 40%.
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Matt Western: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Matt Western: The hon. Gentleman is talking about the challenges that SMEs have in employing people with such impairments. Does he agree that it is difficult for many people who suffer from deafness or failing hearing to progress within organisations because of the cap? It is therefore almost self-enforcing that those people are pressed into part-time working.
Matt Western: Clearly, the scheme is an incredibly ambitious one; the scale of it as a consumer programme is virtually unprecedented. That is why the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran, my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak, and others have said that we have to ensure that what we do is in the public eye, the public interest and the consumer interest. The intention behind the reporting...
Matt Western: I rise in support of what I think is a simple and honest amendment that seeks only to underline the need for transparency—that is something we should be stressing throughout the Bill. We could ask whether the words “efficiently” and “economically” really need to be included in the Bill, and of course they do, but likewise we also need the word...
Matt Western: The confluence of “prosumer”—producer and consumer: do you think the Bill addresses that, or is there an opportunity to have gone a bit further with it, to change behaviourQ ?
Matt Western: This is not my specialist subject, but I am interested in the asset provider side. I am trying to get my head around this. Could you give me an idea of how many manufacturers are supplying to the industryQ ?
Matt Western: Q For SMETS 1, sorry.
Matt Western: Q These units are provided to the companies to install, and that is written down essentially over a lifetime. What sort of lifetime are we talking about for one such product?