Mark Pawsey: Is it not rather disappointing that the one group of people about whom we have not heard today are the general public, who donate so generously to food banks? Ought we not to express our gratitude to them?
Mark Pawsey: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Mark Pawsey: Will the Minister confirm that his Department intends to exempt small and medium-sized businesses from its proposed tax on plastic carrier bags? Given that biodegradable plastic in the waste stream is a contaminant and will reduce the number of plastic bags being recycled, will he withdraw that exemption?
Mark Pawsey: Did the Secretary of State see last week’s report that showed that local authorities have lost £51 million over three years in overpayments to staff, with £16.7 million still to be recovered? Does he agree that local authorities need to raise their game in that area?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of Palestinian child detainees.
Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to support small businesses.
Mark Pawsey: What plans he has for the National Citizen Service in 2014.
Mark Pawsey: As somebody who used to sell coffee machines, what is the burden on the supplier of coffee machines to make certain that he is selling a coffee machine that does not bring his customer into conflicts?
Mark Pawsey: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made on the implementation of the second wave of city deals.
Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to promote neighbourhood planning.
Mark Pawsey: Youth unemployment has shown a welcome national fall, but the situation is even better in my constituency, where youth unemployment has more than halved from 7.6% to 3.1%. Does the Chief Secretary agree that that shows that the Government’s long-term economic plan is working for my young constituents?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to increase opportunities for injured service personnel to participate in competitive sporting events.
Mark Pawsey: What recent assessment he has made of the effect of universal credit on employers.
Mark Pawsey: What assessment he has made of the potential benefits of encouraging sports-related tourism.
Mark Pawsey: Does the Minister agree that the Government are right to pursue the principle of decentralisation, because local communities are best placed to make public investment decisions in their area? An excellent example is the Coventry and Warwickshire city deal, building on the strength of the area, which is advanced manufacturing.
Mark Pawsey: Remaining with trade, global markets are becoming ever more competitive as newer economies develop. Does the Prime Minister agree that despite the remarks of the Labour party, it is important to get on and achieve an early and successful outcome at the TTIP talks?
Mark Pawsey: My hon. Friend is right—we need to raise awareness; but we should not use the term “legal high” when we do so. In this place, and in all work that is done on the matter, we need to start using the term “new psychoactive substances” rather than an expression that includes the word “legal”.
Mark Pawsey: Does the Deputy Prime Minister agree that the growth deal for Coventry and Warwickshire will provide huge benefits through investment in advanced manufacturing at Ansty Park, which will complement the excellent work of the manufacturing technology centre which is already on the site?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions has he had with the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership on devolving powers and responsibilities from central Government.