Mike Amesbury: Despite being new at the Dispatch Box, I am under no illusion about the fact that people inside and outside this Chamber may shortly have plans to watch something other than my response to today’s debate. I will seek to respond in a manner that is timely, but that also does justice to the many thousands of people for whom the realities of universal credit are more than just a...
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of public opinion towards the NHS Business Services Authority’s penalty charge scheme for dentistry.
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the effectiveness of the NHS Business Services Authority’s approach to issuing penalty charges, (b) trends in the number of appeals against those charges which are upheld; and how lessons are learned from such upheld appeals.
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to estimate the number of people with mental health problems on social housing waiting lists.
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to work with partners to ensure that young people have access to affordable sports facilities in their local area.
Mike Amesbury: That is exactly why this northern MP, who was born in Manchester and worked at Manchester airport, will be standing up for the north and voting against the motion.
Mike Amesbury: What progress the Government have made on the delivery of the northern powerhouse.
Mike Amesbury: Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council, Warrington Borough Council, the local enterprise partnership and other stakeholders are determined in their quest to secure a devolution deal, yet increasingly frustrated. Will the Minister update the House on the timetable for the deal?
Mike Amesbury: What steps he is taking to support the UK defence industry.
Mike Amesbury: The fleet solid support ship contract said that there would be the potential to bring jobs and work to shipyards across the UK. Does the Minister not agree that those ships should be built in Britain, and will he make this a UK-only competition?
Mike Amesbury: Is trespassing via organised hunts on farmers’ land and people’s private property a rural crime or an urban crime?
Mike Amesbury: Does my hon. Friend agree that the likes of Lidl, which has its senior management at Manor Park in Runcorn, should allow access to the trade union USDAW, because a healthy workforce is a productive workforce?
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's letter entitled Regulation of mobile concrete batching plant – decision on operating weight arrangements, published on 5 April 2018, what the evidential basis was for his Department's decision that there was no compelling case for amending regulations to permit mobile batching concrete plants (MCBPs) to...
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to conduct an assessment of the effect of not permitting mobile batching concrete plants to continue to operate outside standard legal gross vehicle weight limits on (a) the economy and (b) businesses.
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's letter entitled Regulation of mobile concrete batching plant – decision on operating weight arrangements, published on 5 April 2018, what assessment he has made of the effect on fair competition within the wet concrete market industry of the decisions contained within that letter.
Mike Amesbury: Surely the way forward in this debate is what works. In the past 14 days alone, Northern Rail has cancelled 1,159 trains—full cancellations. It is complete chaos in my constituency. That demonstrates that the current franchise system is not working. We need public ownership and public control.
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Mike Amesbury: What fiscal steps his Department is taking to increase regional productivity.
Mike Amesbury: Given that average UK productivity is 30% below German levels, does the Minister agree it is now time to rebalance our economy and support further devolution for areas such as Cheshire and Warrington?
Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Health Service Investigation Branch plans to being its investigation into avoidable baby deaths.