Gareth Bacon: What and how many bonuses are due to be made at TfL in 2020/21 and what is the anticipated total amount?
Gareth Bacon: I rise to support the motion in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely). He was quite right to praise the Government’s levelling-up agenda and to offer support both for the Government’s overall housing objectives and for appropriate housing development, and I join him in supporting those aims, but the key issue is how we get there. I have concerns about the...
Gareth Bacon: In light of the pandemic and resulting budget pressures, what action has TfL taken to review its executive pay structures and bonus awards?
Gareth Bacon: What and how many staff bonuses have already been made and are due to be made across all GLA functional bodies in 2020/21 and what is the anticipated total amount?
Gareth Bacon: Chair, before you do that, this is a slightly dangerous precedent because we are effectively ruling out free speech. I am respectful of your ruling and I would ask you perhaps to offer a compromise, which is that Assembly Member Whittle withdraw that comment rather than withdraw and apologise. By doing that, you are forcing him into a corner he cannot get out of.
Gareth Bacon: Further to question 2020/1715, has TfL calculated an accurate figure yet? If not, when is this due and what plans do TfL have to address this?
Gareth Bacon: What engagement did you undertake with London boroughs, local businesses and affected stakeholders in advance of publishing your Streetspace programme?
Gareth Bacon: What future plans do you have for the Streetspace programme beyond what has been published already?
Gareth Bacon: What feedback have you received from London boroughs on the Streetspace programme and which boroughs have you sought feedback from since its introduction?
Gareth Bacon: When will Crossrail open?
Gareth Bacon: What work is TfL undertaking to monitor and track the usage of face masks on the TfL network?
Gareth Bacon: In relation to non-compliance of face masks on the TfL network, how many fines have been issued since the instruction came into force and how many of these fines have been paid?
Gareth Bacon: There is growing concern in my constituency, and across the country, about the rising number of illegal crossings across the channel. To stop those dangerous journeys, save lives and protect our borders, the UK must deter people from making those crossings. The law in this area is complex. Will my right hon. Friend assure my constituents and the country that, at the very latest, a...
Gareth Bacon: What steps his Department has taken to improve criminal legal aid provision.
Gareth Bacon: According to Government figures, in 2010-11 there were 1,861 firms with criminal legal aid contracts, whereas now there are only 1,138, which represents a 39% decrease. In addition, there appear to be significant recruitment shortages in the profession. According to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, in 2017 fewer than 3% of 11,000 trainee solicitors were working in criminal law. That...
Gareth Bacon: I commend my hon. Friend’s bravery in refusing to allow the condition to prevent him from gaining a place in this House and in attempting to draw more attention to the condition. How does the UK compare internationally in terms of the delay that various hon. Members have discussed between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis?
Gareth Bacon: Is there an accurate date yet for when trial running for Crossrail will conclude? If not, when is this due?
Gareth Bacon: What support are you and TfL providing to TfL workers and bus drivers to help them to enforce the face mask rule?
Gareth Bacon: The Bill is necessary to secure free trade and prosperity throughout the United Kingdom, but the focus of much of the debate has not been on that; rather, it has been on the legality or otherwise of the Bill and the proposals before us. In response, it must be noted that Parliament is sovereign. Parliament is supreme. Parliamentary sovereignty is one of the cornerstones of our constitution...
Gareth Bacon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2020 to Question 71913, what progress has been made in discussions with international partners to address the expiry of the UN conventional arms embargo on Iran in October 2020.