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Mark Pawsey: On support for businesses, will the Minister say something about the idea of a charter mark or some other type of recognition for those businesses that take on Reservists, so that they can make that known to customers and the wider community?
Mark Pawsey: My constituent Mark Rawinski recently bought an e-scooter, and he has been telling me that it is far more affordable than a car or a motorcycle and drawing my attention to how much better it is for the environment. There is a strong case that e-scooters should be classified as personal electric vehicles, in the same way as electric bikes are, as they have similar power and speed. Does the...
Mark Pawsey: ...and spent three and a half years in captivity, during which time he worked on the Burma railway. Next year is the 75th anniversary of VJ-Day, and Mr Mockford has called for a national day to mark it. Can we have a statement from the Government on their response to this very reasonable and sensible appeal?
Mark Pawsey: Did Advantage West Midlands not waste a lot of taxpayers' money when Ericsson was persuaded to go to Ansty business park-a completely unnecessary move?
Mark Pawsey: Last week, I joined students at Rugby high school in my constituency, who were taking part in a business partnership event, in which they learned the principles of running a business. Does the Minister agree that it is vital to encourage and support such entrepreneurs of the future?
Mark Pawsey: What steps his Department is taking to share best practice in procurement among Departments.
Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend agree that the new regulations will raise the bar in terms of the standard of advisers, which means that there will be fewer financial advisers in future and that individuals' ability to seek advice will be restricted, not enhanced?
Mark Pawsey: Many of my constituents are concerned that the inquiry desk at Rugby police station is being closed between the hours of 8 pm and midnight. Although I recognise the pressure on police budgets caused by Labour's economic mismanagement, does the Minister agree that this decision should be reconsidered?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will issue guidance to police authorities on the opening hours of inquiry desks at police stations.
Mark Pawsey: Now that the Government have brought forward details of their new homes bonus, will the Prime Minister join me in applauding councils such as Rugby borough council, which is proceeding with proposals for substantial development?
Mark Pawsey: If he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills steps to ensure that the roll-out of fibre-optic broadband is available on an equal basis to all customers in a single community.
Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend agree that if experienced independent financial advisers are driven from the market, those who will lose out most will be those with the smallest amount of assets, who will not get the advice that they receive at present?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the proportion of the running costs of University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (a) which was paid to the private finance initiative provider in each year from 2005-06 to 2009-10 and (b) will be paid to that provider in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving young people.
Mark Pawsey: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Mark Pawsey: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend agree that that is a case of a business approach to the occupation of land and that that is why the enforcement proposals in the Bill are so welcome?
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Mark Pawsey: My right hon. Friend spoke about the need for councils to control executive salaries. Does he have some words of comfort for Rugby borough council, which has chosen to save £100,000 by not replacing its chief executive and devolving the responsibilities to deputies and the elected leader of the council?